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Early Shipwrights Along the Damariscotta: An Archaeological View

August 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Maine’s First Ship Live Zoom Presentation

Historical archaeologist Tim Dinsmore will present over thirty years of archaeological research he has directed on the 18th-century Barstow and Bryant Shipbuilding Complex located along the west bank of the upper Damariscotta River in Newcastle, Maine. Tim’s talk will focus on what has been learned from the excavation of the homestead sites of these two early shipwrights and how archaeological data can play an important role in detailing the daily lives of colonial shipwrights and their families.

Tim has thirty years of experience in research, educational outreach, and archaeological consulting. He has been involved in numerous historic archaeological projects involving all phases of Maine archaeology; he specializes in 17th– and 18th-century historic archaeological sites.  His experience includes directing Phase I historic archaeological surveys for proposed water lines, gas plants, communication towers, subdivisions, and for relicensing of hydro facilities. He has consulted for the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, York Institute, University of Maine at Farmington and Orono, Friends of the Maine State Museum, Henry Knox House Museum, Fort Western Museum, and collaborated with various archaeological, environmental and engineering consulting firms.  Tim holds a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Maine at Orono and attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia for graduate work.  He operates and is the sole proprietor of Midcoast Archaeology.

Registration required for Zoom or in-person attendance:

Maine’s First Ship     207-443-4242


August 12, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm