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Winter Lecture Series

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Winter Lecture: John Page Williams

Exploring the Water Trail of Captain John Smith: 1,800 Miles in Capt. Smith’s Wake

Capt. John Smith and his crews covered some 3,000 miles over 30 months (April, 1607 – October, 1609), rowing and sailing the 30’ Discovery Barge. The map he published in Oxford, England in 1612 was the first accurate guide to the Chesapeake and its tidal rivers. It opened up the Bay to English settlers who colonized both Virginia and Maryland in the seventeenth century. In 2006, the National Park Service incorporated Smith’s explorations into the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Today Capt. Smith’s Trail is open for exploration by boats ranging from kayaks, canoes, and skiffs to trawlers and cruising sailboats

The 2019 Winter Lecture Series at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park will be held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. from January 10 to February 28. You will be challenged to question and to learn by engaging speakers on eight diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science and maritime art. The schedule for 2019 is available below. Click on lecture titles for more details about the topic and speaker. Admission is $10 per person for non-members and FREE for First Mate and above members.


January 24, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street
Annapolis, MD United States
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