From the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum:
“The History of the C&D Canal”
Thursday, October 27, 2011 ~ 7 pm
The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal has fascinating stories to be told. In this slide-illustrated talk, you will discover the role of the mule-drawn barges, locks, steamboats, and other methods of transportation since the establishment of the Canal.
Mike Dixon is a historian and writer whose research focuses on the mid-Atlantic’s regional and local history. For over three decades, he has worked extensively to encourage public interest and participation in the preservation of the area’s past and to create understanding between earlier eras and the present. Addressing his areas of scholarship, he has appeared on the Today Show, Maryland Public Television and TV news programs and in National Geographic, Southern Living, and Chesapeake Life.
Mike bases his lectures and writings on extensive fieldwork, archival research with primary documents, and oral history interviews. He draws on this applied knowledge of the region’s community, social, and family history in talks, workshops, classroom lectures, and articles. His published works have appeared in Chesapeake Life, Delmarva Quarterly, Maryland Life, and a number of other magazines, newspapers, and historical society journals.
Free to the Public – Donations greatly appreciated!
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