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History of the Pen Bay Pilots and Captain Bill Abbott, presented by Captain David Gelinas


published on 1 May 2022 58 -

Found on YouTube. Created by "Camden Public Library Programs". Originally published on 2022-04-27.
If you’ve ever wondered how the giant ships make their way through the challenging waters of Penobscot Bay and Penobscot River, this presentation will answer those questions. Captain David Gelinas will discuss the history of the Pen Bay Pilots and how the Maine's State Pilotage System is practiced on Penobscot Bay. He will also share stories about Captain Bill Abbott who mentored him when he became a pilot.

This online presentation complements the exhibit “Up River: Selection from the Captain Bill Abbott Collection” on display in April 2022 at the Camden Public Library and afterward at the Penobscot Marine Museum. The Captain Bill Abbott Collection of vintage maritime photographs is housed at the Penobscot Marine Museum. To learn more about the museum, visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

To find information about upcoming programs and events from the Camden Public Library, visit: librarycamden.org.

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