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    February 6, 2019
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MADISON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTSTHE Fredrick Lee Lectures MADISON'S CONNECTION TO THE SEA SHIPBUILDING & THE COASTAL SCHOONER TRADE THE WINTERLETURE SERIES CONTINUES.. February.10 (snow date February 17) Shipbuilding: A Storied Industry in East Guilford and Madison The second lecture in the series focuses on shipbuilding at West Wharf (HoytYard) and East Wharf (Miner Yard),Madison resident and naval architect Bob Kach will offer a historical overview of shipbuilding and how agricultural growth drove an explosion of maritime activity.A technical segment on shipbuilding methods of the period and readings from primary resources will round out the presentation. March 10 (snow date March 17) Faulkner Island Lightkeeper: Oliver N. Brooks Presenter Joel Helander will discuss the life of Oliver N. Brooks. a distinguished captain during the heyday of the Long Island Sound coastal trade.Also the Faulkner Island lightkeeper for more than thirty years, Brooks offers a wonderful window into his hardy life and his interactions with maritime traders through his logbooks. Lectures begin at 4PM at the First Congregational Church's Hubley Hal 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 www.madisonhistory.org for more information. MADISON HISTORICAI SOCIETY