"Fortunes Lost and Won: Maine's Maritime History and the War of 1812" by James L. Nelson

"Fortunes Lost and Won: Maine's Maritime History and the War of 1812" by James L. Nelson

Public Lecture

Image:
Thomas Buttersworth (1768-1842), Escape of the H.M.S. Belvidera From the U.S. Frigate President, ca. 1813-14, oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Irving S. Olds, 1963.58

The War of 1812 created many fortunes in Maine, and in Portland in particular, through such lucrative trades such as shipbuilding, blockade running, privateering and smuggling. But in the years leading up to the war, fortunes were lost by men such as Hugh McLellan, when trade collapsed under pressure from Great Britain and France. The PMA and Maine Maritime Museum collaborate on this illustrated presentation about the naval War of 1812 in Maine, using works from the Maine Maritime Museum’s collection as examples. Speaker James L. Nelson, award-winning author and Education Coordinator at the Maine Maritime Museum, will discuss the impact of this conflict on Portland’s history.

$5 general public
Free for PMA members and Maine Maritime Museum members

This event is in conjunction with the exhibition The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America.
 

Admission

$5 general public, free for PMA members and Maine Maritime Museum members