I’m flattered to be the speaker for the Connecticut River Museum’s annual Horace Beck Lecture next week. I will be discussing Samuel Smedley, Connecticut Privateer and specifically the method of prize division that was the undoing of the Connecticut state navy during the American Revolution.
If you’ve never been, the Connecticut River Museum is a wonderful place on the banks of the Connecticut River focusing on the area’s 18th- and 19th-century maritime trade. It has a lot of great hands-on exhibits for children, including a 1:1 model of the submarine Turtle that kids can hop into and pretend to operate. It’s also right down the street from the gastrotacular Griswold Inn.
The presentation begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, November 3. All the deets here.