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Conversations with the Fishing Community: Gentrification, Access, and You
Tuesday, August 15
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Schiller Coastal Studies Center
240 Bayview Road, Orr's Island

Please join us for the latest presentation in the “Living and Working in a Waterfront Community: A Conversation Series” on August 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Bowdoin College’s Schiller Coastal Studies Center with optional self-guided tours at 4:30. This presentation, the fifth in the series, “Gentrification, Access, and You,” will explore what these terms mean… Read more

When Steamboat Whistles Sounded Here: Revisiting Some Steamboat Days of Old Harpswell with John Goff
Thursday, August 10
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Schiller Coastal Studies Center
240 Bayview Road, Orr's Island

The early 19th Century saw the commercial spread of steam engines and steamboats for transportation of both goods and travelers.  By the 1840s technological improvements such as the screw propeller increased the carrying capacity of steamers for ocean and coastal voyages. In Maine, real estate development aimed at summer residents and tourists started in the… Read more

Tide Pool Exploration
Sunday, August 6
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Potts Point Preserve

This event is now full. Please fill out this form to join the waitlist. Come explore the tide pools at Harpswell’s beautiful Potts Point Preserve and investigate the interesting creatures that live between the tides. We’ll likely see crabs, snails, lobsters, sea urchins, several kinds of seaweed, and more! All are welcome at this free… Read more

Island Tour Series: Malaga Island
Saturday, August 5
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Malaga Island

This event is now full. Please email Phil Croteau at programs@hhltmaine.org to be added to the waitlist. In collaboration with Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), we will be visiting Malaga Island for a presentation on the island’s history by Maine State Archivist Kate McBrien. The island was home to a mixed-race fishing community from the… Read more