Stackpole’s ‘Letters’ at Apprenticeshop

Jan 31, 2014
Renny Stackpole

Rockland — Local author Renny Stackpole will read from his recent book, “Sea Letters,” Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at The Apprenticeshop, 643 Main St. Admission is $5 for the Second Thursdays at The Apprenticeshop event. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO APRIL 10 DUE TO THE SNOWSTORM.

As the title implies, the book is a compilation of letters of the Andrew Pinkham family, a seafaring family from Nantucket. Set against the backdrop of the war of 1812, the Pinkham letters offer a glimpse into the lives of Pinkham and his two sons, Alexander and Reuben. The chronicle tells the often harrowing tales of life at sea, both in times of war and peace.

A native of Nantucket, Stackpole taught  history and served as curator at the Nantucket Historical Association. He moved to Maine in 1985, helped with the restoration of the schooner Bowdoin and was director of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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