Meet author, journalist Dyke Hendrickson at the museum
October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Author to discuss Coast Guard history at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland
His subject will be “The Coast Guard in New England,” and he will share his research from the book he is writing, “New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Patriots.”
The author has strong roots in Maine. He worked at the “old” Samoset Hotel here when he was in college and he served as a writer and/or editor for the Portland Press Herald and the Waterville Morning Sentinel.
Hendrickson currently lives in Newburyport, Mass., the birthplace of the Coast Guard.
He is the Outreach Historian for the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport and is the author of “Nautical Newburyport: A History of Captains, Clipper Ships and the Coast Guard”, History Press, 2017
Hendrickson also wrote “Quiet Presence: Stories of Franco-Americans in New England,” Gannett Press, Portland, 1980, and “The Franco-Americans of Maine,” Arcadia Press, Charleston, S.C., 2010.
At his presentation, he will give away several copies of “Nautical Newburyport” as a means of spreading the word about maritime history. Recipients will be asked to pass along the book to family or friends after they are finished.
This summer he traveled from northern Maine to southern Connecticut interviewing Coast Guard personnel about their careers and missions and he spent much time in Rockland interviewing numerous “Coasties” here for his book.
Hendrickson will share that research at the presentation, which includes about 30 color slides.
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