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Shipwrecks of Penobscot Bay' illustrated talk at Penobscot Marine Museum

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SEARSPORT - Hear exciting stories of the shipwrecks of Penobscot Bay told by Maine historian Harry Gratwick in his illustrated talk at Penobscot Marine Museum on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. as part of their summer Thursday Night Lecture Series.

Harry Gratwick, whose many books on Maine include 'Stories From the Maine Coast: Skippers, Ships and Storms,' shares highlights from his research on the Bay's fascinating history of shipwrecks. Learn about the famous Revolutionary War shipwrecks of the ill-fated Penobscot Expedition, as well as exciting stories of more modern shipwrecks.

Harry Gratwick's passions are a love of history and a love of the sea. He is a lifelong summer resident of Vinalhaven Island and has written extensively on maritime history for the Working Waterfront and the Island Journal. Gratwick is a graduate of Williams College, has a master's degree from Columbia University, and recently retired as chairman of the History Department at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia.

'Shipwrecks of Penobscot Bay' is Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at PMM's Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport. Tickets in advance are $8 for members, $10 for non-members, or at the door $12 members, $15 non-members. Buy tickets online at or call (207) 548-2529. 


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