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Hudon River Maritime Museum Lecture

May 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hudson River Maritime Museum


May 26, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Kingston Home Port & Education Center
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY
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Evolution of Dutch Sloop Design >with Author & Historian Paul Fontenoy

Join NMHS Chairman of the Board Ronald Oswald and NMHS President Burchenal Green this Saturday when the Hudson River Maritime Museum is hosting a special lecture with Paul Fontenoy,  author of Sloops of the Hudson River: A Historical and Design Survey.  Paul will discuss how the Hudson River sloop evolved from the earliest Dutch sloeps and how the sloop changed lives in the Hudson River Valley. Lecture will conclude with discussion of the replica Dutch yacht Onrust in comparison to one or more Hudson River sloops at the Hudson River Maritime Museum docks.  (The Onrust will be doing deck tours all day.)   Book signing to follow.

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$10 for HRMM members / $15 for non-members
NMHS Members can sign up at the reduced rate by selecting the HRMM Member option and listing “SeaHistory” in the notes field at checkout.

Paul Fontenoy earned his B.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of London (Kings College and Queen Mary College respectively) and an M.A. in Nautical Archaeology from East Carolina University. He has taught at New York University, Sophia University in Tokyo, and East Carolina University, and became Curator of Maritime Research and Technology for the North Carolina Maritime Museums in 1996, where he primarily is responsible for exhibit development. His principal research concentrations are on national and international naval and maritime technological developments between 1650 and 1950 and their societal impacts. He has written and presented extensively on these topics (five books (including Sloops of the Hudson River: A Historical and Design Study), several book translations, 100+ articles, chapters, etc., and 20+ conference presentations.

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