Lecture: Maine and the West Indies Trade

First Parish Federated Church (150 Main St., South Berwick, Maine 03908)

Historian Seth Goldstein has been researching the economic ties between Maine and the luxury-producing plantations of the West Indies. Goldstein will discuss the various commodities, such as lumber, draft animals and salt cod, that Maine supplied to West Indian plantations. Concurrently, enslaved Africans labored to produce molasses, rum, and other luxury goods that were consumed here in Maine.

No registration required. Donations gratefully accepted.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Old Berwick Historical Society’s 2023 lectures are generously sponsored by Kennebunk Savings and supported by historical society members and donors. More information is available by calling 207-384-0000 or at www.oldberwick.org.

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