July 31, 2019, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Island Institute

386 Main St
RocklandMaine 04841

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An Energetic History of Maritime Maine: Tracing the Relationship of Water, Fossil Fuels, and Wind Energy to Maine's Maritime History


Lincoln Paine, Maritime Historian, Author, Editor, and Curator

About the lecture

Maritime historian, author, and editor Lincoln Paine will take a look at the role energy has played in Maine's maritime history, and the relationship of water, fossil fuels, and wind energy as a part of that story.

About the presenter

Lincoln Paine is the author of five books and more than fifty articles, reviews, and lectures on maritime history. His books include the award-winning The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the WorldDown East: A Maritime History of Maine, and Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia. From 2009 to 2012, Lincoln was the guest curator and archivist of the Norman H. Morse Collection of Ocean Liner Materials at the Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine, and since 2006 he has been an editor of Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction, published at Leiden University, The Netherlands, in conjunction with Cambridge University Press. He also serves on the board of the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. 

Event details

Lectures in the Summer Lecture Series are free and open to the public, and take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday from July 3-31. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Space is limited to 40 guests.


4th Floor Conference Room
Island Institute, 386 Main Street, Rockland


Contact Hannah Barrows at (207) 594-9209 x113 or membership@islandinstitute.org with any questions.