Lecture: Currents, Cod, and Shipwrecks

Side scan sonar image of PORTLAND. Courtesy Klein Sonar Associates.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Using stunning imagery captured with underwater drones and by divers, Ben Haskell, deputy superintendent of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, will take the audience on a tour of several iconic shipwrecks that were built in Maine. Among them is the steamship PORTLAND, which sank in the Gale of 1898 with all hands.

Haskell will describe the marine life that have make the shipwrecks their home and how the Maine Coastal Current contributes to the amazing productivity of the Sanctuary.

The lecture will be held Thursday, October 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets: $7 for MMM members and $10 for non-members. 


Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, Maine