Date(s) - 9/22/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Castine Historical Society is hosting a Zoom talk given by Dr. Stephen J. Hornsby entitled “Cotton’s Ocean: Castine and the Antebellum Cotton Trade.” In his talk, Dr. Hornsby will focus on the importance of the trans-Atlantic cotton trade for the growth of the shipbuilding and ship owning industries in Maine before the Civil War, and how Castine fit into this world of oceanic commerce. Pre-registration is required at castinehistoricalsociety.org.
Dr. Hornsby is director of the Canadian-American Center and Professor of Geography and Canadian Studies at the University of Maine. He is the author and co-editor of several prize-winning books, including the Historical Atlas of Maine (2015).