Archaeologist, author at Penobscot Marine

Jul 31, 2013
Warren Riess

Searsport — Penobscot Marine Museum will host world-renowned University of Maine marine archaeologist Warren Riess, who will speak about his new discoveries and his exciting work as a national expert in marine archaeology of the New England and mid-Atlantic regions Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m.

Riess is known internationally for directing the work on an 18th-century British merchantman discovered on Water Street in Manhattan; for his archaeological work on the Revolutionary War Penobscot Expedition; his articles and book on the 17th-century English galleon, Angel Gabriel; and his investigation of the ship found in 2010 at the World Trade Center.

The talk will be held in the downtown museum’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church St. Tickets in advance are $10, $8 for members; at the door, they will be $15/$12. To buy tickets, call 548-2529 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or

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