Seminar Series: US Coast Guard with Dyke Hendrickson – 23 January 2021
Register Here for the 23 January 2021 Seminar Series Live Zoom Event
Welcome & Lecture at 11:00 AM ET, Q&A to Follow
Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 100 registrants. Seminars are free to attend, although we hope you will support the Series with a suggested $10 Seminar Guest donation.
Join us for our first seminar of the year as journalist and author Dyke Hendrickson recounts the exciting stories of New England’s Coast Guard in his book New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Mariners. NMHS trustee and 24th commandant of the United States Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.), will introduce the speaker.
In 1790, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton asked President George Washington to fund a fleet of “revenue cutters” that could halt smuggling and collect taxes in U.S. waters. Today, from northern Maine to southern Connecticut, the Coast Guard provides the might and the oversight to ensure that the coastlines are safe and navigable. From icebreaking and harrowing rescues to the global war on terror, the service plays a unique role in the region. Author Dyke Hendrickson profiles the varied careers and contributions of the brave men and women throughout New England who ensure the service remains Semper Paratus-Always Ready.
About the Author
Dyke Hendrickson is an award-winning author and journalist who lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts, the birthplace of the Coast Guard. This is his fifth book. His most recent is Nautical Newburyport: A History of Captains, Clipper Ships and the Coast Guard. Dyke has also written pieces for USA Today, The Boston Herald, The Portland Press Herald, and The Daily News in Newburyport.
He is currently the outreach historian for the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport. In that role, he speaks at schools, libraries and historical organizations to fulfill the museum’s goal of taking history to the people. Hendrickson is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College with a degree in history, and he did graduate work at the University of Maine, Orono.
To purchase New England Coast Guard Stories in Kindle, softcover and hardcover formats, please click the Get the Book/E-Book link below.