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World-renowned Portland author and maritime historian Lincoln Paine will give a presentation from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, hosted by Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell. The author of five books, including the award-winning “The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World,” Paine has given lectures throughout the world and has published more than a hundred articles, reviews, and lectures on maritime history.

Publisher’s Weekly honored “The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World” with a starred review, saying “Paine’s highly detailed work encompasses a wide array of topics, from trade and the influence of the sea on warfare and political coalitions, to ship building techniques through the ages, to piracy and slavery.  . . . Paine has compiled an invaluable resource for salty dogs and land-lubbers alike.” And the Wall Street Journal proclaims, “Elegantly written and encyclopedic in scope, with an expert grasp of the demands of seamanship in every age, The Sea and Civilization deserves a wide readership.”

Paine will discuss his connections to Maine and the sea. More about his life and work can be found on his website at

To join this free Zoom event, visit the library website at and click on the Zoom link by 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25. For phone links or questions, please call the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library at (207)925-3177.

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