Maritime Museum chief to talk about boats that shaped history

FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Historical Society presents “A History Of The World In Six Boats” on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ferrisburgh Historical Society Building (corner of Route 7 and Little Chicago Road).
Join Mike Smiles of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum for an exploration of the interconnected stories of six boat types that shaped our local and global economies, and weave together a better understanding of man’s quest to exploit our world’s oceans and waterways with craft to leverage our human potential.
Why do we preserve watercraft at maritime museums around the world? What do these historic and replica boats and ships tell us about ourselves and our essential human quest for exploration? What do these boats and ships have in common with the vernacular vessels of Lake Champlain?
Bring a list of your own “six ships/boats” to share in a survey of our community and our collective observations of what we perceive as “The History of the World in Six Boats.” All are welcome. Free. Refreshments will be available.

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