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"Harvesting the Wind" a Lecture at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

 

Dr. David Switzer, a Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program Associate and Professor Emeritus at Plymouth State University, is delivering a free lecture entitled “Harvesting the Wind at Sea: Evolution of Sailing Vessels from Ancient Seafaring to the Twentieth Century,” in the Anastasia Gallery at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum today at 7pm.

Dr. Switzer is a Consulting Nautical Archaeologist for the state of New Hampshire and a true pioneer in the field of maritime archaeology. He is the author of "TheDefence Project” in The Archaeology of Ships of War, Vol. II, and "Excavating a Colonial Privateer" in Beneath the Seven Seas. 

 

“Harvesting the Wind” will explore the ages of sail from 1200 BC, when rudimentary sails were depicted on the vessels of boats trying to navigate the Nile River, through the fourth and final age of sail ended by World War I, the onset of steam power, and losses to German submarines.

 

To learn more about the lecture call (904) 829-0745 or visit the Keeper’s Blog at www.staugustinelighthouse.org/blog. To find out more about maritime programs at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum visit www.firstlightmaritime.org.

 

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