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    January 9, 2019
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MADISON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS THE Frederick Lee Lectures MADISON'S CONNECTION TO THE SEA SHIPBUILDING & THE COASTAL SCHOONERTRADE January 13 (snow date TBD) Shipping, Sloops, and Schooners: The Coastal Trade on Lon Island Sound Using the vivid backdrop of Captain Frederick Lee's experience on the Eagle during the War of 1812 presenter Richard Wines will explore the movement of produce and goods by Long lsland and Connecticue farmers during the colonial and post-colonial era. February 10 (snow date February 17) Shipbuilding: A Storied industry in East Guilford and Madison The second presentation focuses on shipbuilding at West Wharf and East Wharf. Bob Kach wll offer a tech nical segment on nineteenth-century shipbuilding meth- ods, and MHS readers will present excerpts from prima ry resources in the colections of the MHS and the Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives March 10 (snow date March 17) Faalkner Island Lightkeeper: Oliver N. Brooks Presenter Joel Helander will discuss the de of Oliver N. Brooks, a distinguished captain during the heyday of the Long Island Sound coastal trade. Also the Faulkner Isand lightkeeper for more than thirty years, Brooks's records offer a wonderful window into this hardy life and his interactions with maritime traders Lectures begin at 4 PM at the First Congregational Church's Hubley Hall. A suggested donation of $5 for adults, $4 for members, and $2 for students ten and older is requested Generous support is provided by FCC for the use of Hubley Hall and from the Maureen and Peter Dalton Fund of the Madison Foundation. Visit for more information. EMADISON HISTORICAL SOCIETY .