August 23, 2013
5:30 pmto7:00 pm
lumbering
The King’s Broad Arrow
Lumbering 2

Travel back in time to Colonial days in the District of Maine and learn about its largest export: the towering white pine.  In this illustrated lecture at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, you’ll hear how Maine’s first lumbermen supplied the British Royal Navy fleet, learn about the King’s “Broad Arrow Policy,” and discover which coastal Maine towns grew up around this early Maine commerce.

Dick Gilbane is a member of the board of directors of the Tate House Museum in Portland, home of Captain George Tate (1700-1794) who served as the Senior Mast Agent for the British Royal Navy.  Tom Thomson is a Portland-based builder and historical map and document collector who has worked for decades restoring historic properties.  John Robinson is the author of “A Concise History of Portland.”  Norm Nelson is a retired forest industry executive.

Where:        Bosarge Family Education Center
Price:           $10 members, $12 nonmembers

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