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Author Presentation of The Sea & Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

"The Sea & Civilization: A Maritime History of the World"  shows how the rise & fall of civilizations are linked to the sea. This history begins with early migrations, spans ancient seafaring, the Age of Sail & modern globalization of commerce, war & culture into the 21st century. The author discusses how goods, languages, religions & cultures  spread via the world's waterways, & retells world history from the perspective of maritime enterprise. 

"The Sea & Civilization" is cited as a stunning work of world history, by accomplished author & historian Lincoln Paine, who lectures on maritime history, & has published five well reviewed books on the subject. This is his most recent work, published in 2013. 

Thursday, February 6, from 7:30-9:00, at Regional Visitor Center in Salem. Author Lincoln Paine will present "The Sea & Civilization." Co-Sponsored by Salem State University History Department & Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Part of the History Talks Series.

Plans for a meet-up dinner, before the presentation, are open for discussion. This posting will be updated with details, if/when a dinner plan is added.

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  • ~John~

    Got stuck working late, had to give a friend a ride that took longer than should have, so long to get half way there would have missed most of it, so turned around. Hope it was fun and informative. Sorry I missed it!

    February 7, 2014

    • MaureenTolman

      Sorry we missed you. Several of us suffered from crazy traffic problems & other misc complications last night too. Sorted itself out in the end, but only 2 made it to dinner. I was happy tho that there wasn't just 1 person stuck at the restaurant alone. Those of us from the north never made it there, just went straight to the talk. It was not quite what I was expecting, but interesting. Very low key speaker w/a pretty quirky sense of humor (for a History Prof). Seven of us then went for desert after. Mix of skippers & crew. Nice evening with fellow sailors, but not a big whoaa event. So will have to just look forward to catching you next time ~ Maureen

      February 7, 2014

  • Terri

    A great talk! Another cool event and a good crowd from 3 sailing meetups. Good job again to the organizer!

    February 7, 2014

  • Terri

    Sorry we missed dinner- traffic was awful

    February 6, 2014

  • MaureenTolman

    Dinner goers ~ I hit a major snag & am running really late, stuck behind a major accident. Also have two others with me. Not sure exactly what time I'll land at Thai Place, 6p if lucky, probably 6:15. Who ever arrives first, please get a table for 6. And order when you're ready, don't wait for us Rush hour traffic! What a joy~ Hope to see you soon ~MT

    February 6, 2014

  • MaureenTolman

    There is a small enough group in the dinner plan that I'm not going to make a reservation. I'll just get there a little early & hold a table of suitable size to accommodate ~ So anyone with a last minute urge to join dinner is certainly welcome. If interested ~ The separate dinner post has a little more info on those logistics ~ MT

    February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Most unfortunately, due to the storm expected on Wednesday I have had to change my schedule for Thursday and won't be able to make it.

    February 3, 2014

7 went

  • MaureenTol­man +4
    Skipper, Winnipesaukee,
    Event Host
  • Terri
    Crew, Hampton, NH
  • ~John~
    Crew, Haverhill, MA
  • A former member
    +1 guest

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