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Maritime Topic Lectures

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Select dates at 1 p.m. (EST)

Love all things maritime? Hear from select Mariners’ Museum staff and experienced volunteers within our Speakers’ Bureau program as they give presentations on numerous maritime topics (and more) with great energy and importance as a free community service!

 


Upcoming Lectures:


Navigation in the Age of Sail

January 13, 2021 • 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Presented by Dan Wood, docent at The Mariners’ Museum

About this presentation:
In the centuries before the advent of GPS and other electronic navigation systems that preceded it, sailors depended on the sun and stars to find their way when out of sight of familiar landmarks. This presentation will demystify the basic principles that underlay this process, and explore the development of instruments and techniques that made navigating possible.



Viewers are welcome to send Dan comments or questions, which he will answer following the presentation.


Torpedo Junction: The German U-Boat War on the American Coast

January 20, 2021 • 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Presented by Ed Moore, docent at The Mariners’ Museum

About the presentation: After Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy was sent to slow the Japanese in the Pacific, leaving the Atlantic Coast undefended from the German submarine onslaught. From Maine to Miami along the Atlantic and from Miami to New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, a few Coast Guard cutters fought to slow the sinking of hundreds of Allied ships.


Viewers are welcome to send Dan comments or questions, which he will answer following the presentation.


Programming Video Archives:

Great news! You can access any of the live lectures, programs and workshops missed, and view at your convenience. We hope you learn something new while watching these videos!