Thursday Night Lecture Series with filmmaker David Conover.
|Penobscot Marine Museum Stephen Phillips Memorial Library|
|11 Church Street, Searsport, ME 04974|
|Sep 05, 2013|
Filmmaker David Conover will show and discuss his hour-long film documentary Wreck of the Portland. Known as the "Titanic of New England," the loss of the SS Portland is one of the greatest maritime disasters to occur off the Northeast coast of the United States. On Nov. 26, 1898, the passenger ship, SS Portland, on route from Boston to Portland, was caught in a fierce blizzard. Struggling through the night with raging seas and 90-mile-per hour winds, the Portland finally sank with all 190 passengers and crew on board. Little of the shipwreck and few victims were ever recovered, and the exact location of the tragedy was a mystery. During the summer of 2002, using a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV), the wreck of the Portland was found, 104 years after her disappearance. This film was produced for the Science Channel series "Science of the Deep." David Conover’s company is Compass Light Productions in Camden, Maine.
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.