Merwin's talk will give "an overview of the array of significant archaeological and historic properties in New York that illustrate the Maritime Cultural Landscape concept" and will focus on "some of the challenges of studying maritime properties." The lecture expands on a paper Merwin presented at a 2015 symposium on Maritime Cultural Landscapes, which uses Hudson's own Furgary Boat Club, a.k.a. "the Shacks," as a case study, exploring how the Maritime Cultural Landscape concept "can contribute to our understanding of the site where traditional means of assessing historical and architectural significance fall short of telling the full story."
The talk takes place at 7 p.m. in the Riverport Wooden Boat School Classroom at the Hudson River Maritime Museum, 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston.
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