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“Charting a Course for Global Trade”-talk by Cipperly Good
January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
The Camden Conference and Belfast Free Library will host Cipperly Good on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all. No registration is required.
In the Nineteenth Century American global trade a disproportionate amount of foreign goods traveled on Maine-built and/or Maine-captained sailing cargo vessels. Using annotated nautical charts owned by Mid-coast Maine captains, this illustrated talk will show the ports of call, trade routes, and commentary of those captains as they plied their trade. Along the way, we will hear stories of business dealings in foreign ports and the captains who acted as businessmen on top of their regular duties.
Cipperly Good is the Richard Saltonstall Jr. Curator of Maritime History at the 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 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.