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Maine in the India Trade: A Discussion With Cipperly Good (Belfast Free Library)

October 24, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Clipperly Good Looks At a Nautical Chart

The Camden Conference presents Cipperly Good, Curator of Maritime History of the Penobscot Marine Museum, at the Belfast Free Library on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30pm. Her talk is titled “Maine in the India Trade.” This event is free and open to all.

This talk will explore Maine sailing cargo ships engaged in trading in Indian ports in the 19th Century.  Through logbooks and shipping papers, nautical charts, and souvenirs, learn about the imports and exports of the Indian economy.

Cipperly Good is Richard Saltonstall Jr. Curator of Maritime History of Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, where she preserves and provides access to the object and archival collections and uses them to provide context and critical thinking about today’s issues.  Her previous Camden Conference talks include “Maine in the China Trade”, “Maine in the Coolie Trade” and “Globalization is Not New”.  Ms. Good double majored in History and American Studies at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She spent her junior year “abroad” at the Williams College-Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program, which sparked her career in maritime history and maritime museums.  She holds a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies, with a concentration in American History, from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

This presentation is hosted by the Belfast Free Library and offered as a free community event in anticipation of the 37th Annual Camden Conference –INDIA: Rising Ambitions, Challenges at Home, February 16-18, 2024.

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October 24, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


Camden Conference
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Belfast Free Library
106 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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(207) 338-3884
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