PEMBROKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY - - - ZOOM
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 7:00 PM EDST
"The PLAISTER WAR"
Smuggling & Conflict on Passamaquoddy Bay, 1783 - 1820
Dr. Joshua Smith
Director, United States Merchant Marine Museum
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The Pembroke Historical Society is honored that Dr. Joshua Smith, one of America's most distinguished maritime history scholars, will present our June 14th ZOOM program, starting at 7:00 PM EDST. In "The Plaister War: Smuggling & Conflict on Passamaquoddy Bay, 1783-1820," Dr. Smith will examine the reasons for smuggling in Passamaquoddy Bay following the American Revolution, and how local forces ignored imperial and national policies to forge a transnational society infamous for illicit trade, leading to the "Plaister War" of 1820, as smugglers, both American citizens in Maine and British subjects in New Brunswick, defied British and U.S. efforts to restrict and regulate commerce on the historically porous, and often contested border of Maine and New Brunswick.
Joshua Smith grew up on Cape Cod and in coastal Maine. He holds degrees from the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland, Maine Maritime Academy, and East Carolina University. He received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Maine. His book Borderland Smuggling: Patriots, Loyalists, and Illicit Trade in the Northeast, 1783-1820, won the John Lyman Award in American Maritime History in 2007, and edited Voyages: Documents in American Maritime History, 1492-Present, in conjunction with the National Maritime Historical Society. His next book, Making Maine: Statehood and the War of 1812, will be available later in 2022. Dr. Smith is Director of the American Merchant Marine Museum, on the campus of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, in Kings Point, Long Island, New York, and lives with his family in the nearby village of Port Washington.
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