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Lecture: British Atlantic Merchant Ships — A Discussion of Colonial Merchant Ship Technology and the Alexandria Ship’s Significance with Dr. Phillip Reid | News Release | City of Alexandria

British Atlantic Merchant Ships

A Discussion of Colonial Merchant Ship Technology and the Alexandria Ship’s Significance with Dr. Phillip Reid

 

The Lyceum

201 S. Washington St.

Sunday, Oct. 25

7-8:30 p.m.

 

What makes Alexandria’s 18th-century ship so significant? Join us for a seafaring Sunday evening lecture by maritime historian Dr. Phillip Reid. Dr. Reid will discuss colonial merchant ship technology and how Alexandria’s 18th-century ship is critical evidence in advancing our understanding of maritime history and technology. Celebrate Virginia Archaeology Month with us by exploring the challenges and rewards involved in learning more about these vessels.

Admission is $12 per person and $10 for FOAA members. Proceeds benefit the Save our Ship conservation fund. Reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased through the online shop at alexandriava.gov/shop. For more information, please call 703.746.4399

Dr. Reid received his PhD with distinction from Memorial University of Newfoundland and his MA in maritime history and nautical archaeology from East Carolina University. His work has appeared or is soon to appear in The Northern Mariner, the Journal of Transport History, the International Journal of Maritime History, and the Mariners’ Mirror. Dr. Reid is working on a book on the place of the ordinary merchant ship in the history of the British Atlantic Empire, colonial British America, and the history of maritime technology.

 

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.  To request a reasonable accommodation or an alternative format, e-mail Archaeology@alexandriava.gov, or call 703.746.4399.

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