Maine Coast Bookshop in Damariscotta, Maine is one of those endangered species, Bookstorus excellantus, the wonderful small independent bookstore. They sponsor a series of talks called the Firehouse Forum. Recently I had the opportunity to participate in one of their forums that centered on the maritime history of Maine and the wider world. Also on the panel were author and University of Maine professor Warren Riess and Lincoln Paine, whose most recent book is The Sea and Civilization.
The Firehouse Forum is now available to watch on-line. It's pretty fun, if I do say so myself. Enjoy!