AUGUSTA — Kennebec Historical Society’s March Facebook Live presentation, The Pirates of New England, is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15.

It will be presented by Seth Goldstein, the educational coordinator for the Atlantic Black Project, a grass roots nonprofit that examines Maine and New England’s marginalized history and the regions complicity with the economics of enslavement, according to a news release from Scott Wood, the society’s executive director.

Kennebec Historical Society’s March Facebook Live presentation, “The Pirates of New England,” includes tales of Pirate Edward Low. Submitted photo

Goldstein will share stories of pirates throughout the region, some of which took place in Casco Bay. He will share tales of sea raiders with connections to New England like Dixie Bull, Edward Low and “Black” Sam Bellamy.

Goldstein grew up on Cape Cod where he developed his passion for maritime history. He is the director of the Cushing’s Point Museum at Bug Light Park and is the director of development for the South Portland Historical Society.

The presentation will be archived on the society’s Facebook page,, for those who want to watch it later.

For more information, call Wood at 207-622-7718.


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