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Deer Isle’s Undefeated America’s Cup Crews: Humble Heroes From a Downeast Island

Posted Aug. 26, 2013, at 10:28 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:54 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 Church Street, Searsport, ME

For more information: Kathy Goldner; 207-548-2529; penobscotmarinemuseum.org

Thursday Night Lecture Series

Talk and book signing with Mark J. Gabrielson. He will discuss his book Deer Isle’s Undefeated America’s Cup Crews: Humble Heroes From a Downeast Island. The America’s Cup yacht races were, and still are, the most prestigious and expensive international sporting events in the world. In the winter of 1895, emissaries from the New York Yacht Club traveled more than 450 miles by train and steamboat to remote Deer Isle, Maine to recruit an all-Yankee crew. That small fishing town sent nearly forty of its best sailors to New York to sail Defender, and in a difficult and controversial series they defeated the best Great Britain’s aristocrats could muster. At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport. Tickets in advance $8 members, $10 non-members, or at the door $12 members, $15 non-members. Buy tickets over the phone at 207-548-2529.

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