On Monday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m., The Friends of Colonial Pemaquid (FOCP) will conclude its 2018 Summer Lecture Series with an evening program entitled, “Kennebec Caper: Bath’s 1775 Mast Landing Affair” presented by Bud Warren.
The well-known tale of how mid-coast Revolutionaries prevented a load of masts from being delivered to the British just after Lexington and Concord is proudly celebrated locally. The journal of a Loyalist who participated in that affair presents a different view of the event and sheds light on what really happened, offering insight into a hot button issue of the time. The lecture is free to members, $5 for non-members.
Bud Warren grew up in Maine, lobstered as a young man, and rowed much of its coast. After Yale, he taught school and worked at Bath Iron Works shipyard. For more than 40 years, he researched and lectured about the heritage of the region. He has guided groups such as Smithsonian Associates, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Elder Hostel.
Attendees are invited to take advantage of the Lecture Night Dinner Special at the Contented Sole Restaurant on FOCP lecture nights. There will be a 15 percent discount off the menu price for all food items consumed in the restaurant between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The 15 percent discount includes entrees, starters and desserts, but is not extended to bar and drink items.
For more information about The Friends of Colonial Pemaquid, a volunteer organization now in its 25th year, visit www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org. Be sure to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PemaquidHarbor/?modal=admin_todo_tour
Directions: Colonial Pemaquid is located off Route 130, 12 miles south of Route 1 and three miles north of the Pemaquid Lighthouse. On Route 130 from Damariscotta, turn right onto Huddle Road and follow signs to Colonial Pemaquid. From Route 32 in New Harbor, turn left onto Route 130 and then immediately right onto Snowball Hill Road, following signs to Colonial Pemaquid. The Contented Sole Restaurant is located at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site adjacent to the museum.