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The 21st Annual Cape Cod Maritime Symposium

Annual Event

The 21st Annual Cape Cod Maritime Symposium

Cape Cod’s Only Maritime History Conference

Saturday, November 4, 2017  9am-3pm .    

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Schedule of Events:

9:00 am – Registration; coffee, tea & refreshments

9:45am - Introduction by Symposium founder Theresa Barbo  

10:00 am – Colonial Civic Development: Changing Uses of Harbors on Cape Cod, 1700-2010

with John T. Cumbler, Ph.D, Historian/Author.

11:00 amThe Coast Guard’s Role in the 1999 Search & Recovery Mission of JFK, Jr.’s Plane Tragedy off Martha’s Vineyard with Captain W. Russell Webster (Ret.)

12:00 pmLuncheon and explore Museum exhibits, gardens & trails

1:00 pmForbidden Waters: Captain John Kendrick and America’s First Voyage to Japan in 1791

with Scott Ridley, Author

2:00 pmThe Opening of Japan by Commodore Matthew C. Perry, 1854

with Matthew C. Perry, Ph.D. Emeritus Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, descendant

Admission is $25 includes morning refreshments, 4 lectures, lunch and Museum Admission.

Pre-registration is required:  Tickets online  are $25.       $30/Door

For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133.