Thu, Mar 19, 2020
Maryland in the Age of Sail: Battle of Hampton Roads
Location: Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Anjelica Eitel
Join Mark Wilkins, Curator of Maritime History at the Calvert Marine Museum, as he explores “Maryland in the Age of Sail”. This eight week lecture series includes topics ranging from European influence to the tobacco trade to the Civil War on the Chesapeake and more, through the 20th century.
This talk will chronicle the transition from the sailing navy to one made of iron. The battle at Hampton Roads marked a paradigm shift in way naval battles would be fought in the future. See why the Bay was so important during the Civil War and ways Confederate raiders tried to out-smart the Union blockade of the eastern seaboard.
Lectures are free and open to the public.
Printed from the So. Md. Online Community Calendar