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Penobscot Marine Museum presents: Speaker: Maine In The China Trade

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drugs, armed conflict, and free trade. Sound familiar? The First Opium War of the early 1840s, with British and Chinese fighting over the opium trade and Chinese sovereignty, opened up Chinese ports to the world. Maine’s merchant mariners aboard Maine-built ships soon thereafter entered the Chinese import and export trade. The trade aboard Maine-built ships lasted into the turn of the 20th Century. In the meantime, Maine sea captains and their families brought back souvenirs, stories, and an economic understanding of China.

$5 for members, $8 for non-members

FMI:  (207) 548-2529 or www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org

 

 

 

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Date:
May 30
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org

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Penobscot Marine Museum
Phone:
207-548-2529
Website:
https://penobscotmarinemuseum.org/

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