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Lecture: British Atlantic Merchant Ships

Title:Lecture: British Atlantic Merchant Ships
Date & Time:Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
201 S. Washington St.
Event Details:What makes Alexandria’s 18th-century ship so significant? Join us for a seafaring Sunday evening lecture by maritime historian Dr. Phillip Reid. Dr. Reid will discuss colonial merchant ship technology and how Alexandria’s 18th-century ship is critical evidence in advancing our understanding of maritime history and technology. Celebrate Virginia Archaeology Month with us by exploring the challenges and rewards involved in learning more about these vessels.

Admission is $12 per person and $10 for FOAA members. Proceeds benefit the Save our Ship conservation fund. Reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased through the online shop at

Dr. Reid received his PhD with distinction from Memorial University of Newfoundland and his MA in maritime history and nautical archaeology from East Carolina University. His work has appeared or is soon to appear in The Northern Mariner, the Journal of Transport History, the International Journal of Maritime History, and the Mariners’ Mirror. Dr. Reid is working on a book on the place of the ordinary merchant ship in the history of the British Atlantic Empire, colonial British America, and the history of maritime technology.
Contact Person:Emma Richardson
Contact Phone No.:703.746.4399
Fees:$12 per person. $10 for FOAA members. Reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased through the online shop at
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Archaeology Museum, Lyceum, Museums, Old & Historic Alexandria

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