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Shipbuilding and Migration

February 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

The Witherle Memorial Library is hosting Cipperly Good, curator at the Penobscot Marine Museum on February 8 at 10:00 AM in the adult reading room. She will discuss the role of ships built in Midcoast Maine and captained by local shipmasters on migration of Chinese Coolies to Cuba to work in the sugar industry in the 1860s. This program is free and open to all.

This presentation is hosted by the Witherle Memorial Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 30th Annual Camden Conference -Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis, February 17-19, 2017. The 30th Anniversary Camden Conference Community Events Series is supported in part by the Maine Humanities Council.


February 8, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am EST
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Witherle Memorial Library
41 School St.
Castine, ME 04421 United States
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