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  • Steamboat Ticonderoga
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    Steamboat Ticonderoga

    Chip Stulen, director of preservation at the Shelburne Museum, talked about the steamboat’s nearly 50 years of service. The Ticonderoga was the last steamboat to operate on Lake Champlain. C-SPAN’s…

    114 views
  • History of Lake Champlain
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    History of Lake Champlain

    Jeff Hindes of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum talked about the lake and its role in war and commerce. Lake Champlain was an essential part of the history and economy of Burlington, Vermont.…

    222 views
  • Portland Observatory
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    Portland Observatory

    Alessa Wylie gave a tour of the Portland Observatory and shows off its views of Portland, Maine. The Portland Observatory is a maritime signal tower built in 1807. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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  • Portland Head Light
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    Portland Head Light

    Jeanne Gross talked about the history of Maine’s oldest light house. Portland Head Light was completed in 1791 and guided ships safely into Portland Harbor. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made…

    229 views
  • Illinois River History
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    Illinois River History

    Ann Schmitt and Doug Blodgett talked about the history of the Illinois River and its impact on the city of Peoria. Ms. Schmitt gave a tour of the “Illinois River Encounter” exhibit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum and…

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  • Titanic Survivor Molly Brown
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    Titanic Survivor Molly Brown

    Jamie Melissa Wilms gave a tour of the Molly Brown House Museum and talked about Denver, Colorado’s Margaret “Molly” Tobin Brown, better known as “Unsinkable Molly Brown.” Ms. Wilms talked about how Molly Brown…

    532 views
  • History of the CO Canal
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    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal History

    Cassandra Sohyda toured and talked about the history of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. During the course of a boat ride through one of the few remaining operating…

    2,053 views
  • Erik Larson on emDead Wakeem
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    Dead Wake

    Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the sinking of the British ocean liner by a German U-boat in 1915 and the influence of the event on…

    3,743 views
  • Fort Gratiot Lighthouse
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    Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

    Dennis Delor gave a tour of the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, the first lighthouse in the state of Michigan, and talked about the history of the site. She explained how the site began as a military post to guard…

    437 views
  • emFloating Palaces of the Great Lakesem
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    Floating Palaces of the Great Lakes

    Joel Stone talked about his book, Floating Palaces of the Great Lakes: A History of Passender Steamships on the Inland Seas, about the history of the waterways in and around Port Huron, Michigan, and the…

    330 views
  • Senators Alexander and Feinstein on Energy and Water
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    Senators Alexander and Feinstein on Energy and Water

    Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA), chair and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, introduced an energy and…

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  • RMS Queen Mary
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    RMS Queen Mary

    John Thomas gave a tour of the RMS Queen Mary, a 1930s luxury passenger ship, and talked about its history. The ship was in service for thirty-one years and was converted to a troop carrier during World War…

    351 views
  • emThomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Piratesem
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    Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

    Brian Kilmeade talked about his book Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, which he co-wrote with Don Yaeger. In the book, the authors examine President Thomas Jefferson’s efforts to thwart…

    1,696 views
  • Port of Oakland
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    Port of Oakland

    Marilyn Sandifur talked about the history of shipping in Oakland, California. The city’s geographical location made it ideal for shipping, but the development of containerization as a new system for shipping…

    353 views
  • Industrialist Henry Kaiser
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    Industrialist Henry Kaiser

    Lincoln Cushing shared the history of and highlighted items from Kaiser Permanente’s Henry J. Kaiser Collection and Archives. During World War II, Henry Kaiser ran several shipyards, including the Richmond…

    628 views
  • QA Erik Larson
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    Q&A with Erik Larson

    Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the state of world politics surrounding the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania. He spoke about the departure and…

    2,319 views
  • emPacificem
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    Pacific

    Simon Winchester talked about his book Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s…

    799 views
  • QA with Robert Kurson
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    Q&A with Robert Kurson

    Robert Kurson talked about his book, Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship, about the search for the Golden Fleece, which was sunk off the coast of the…

    1,600 views
  • Erie Canal Museum
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    Erie Canal Museum

    Dan Ward gave a tour of the Erie Canal Museum and showed some of the museum’s collection of canal-related artifacts, including the only existing weigh lock building in the U.S., and spoke about how the Erica…

    477 views
  • Hearing on US Port Security
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    U.S. Port Safety

    Security, transportation, and logistics industry professionals testified at a hearing on U.S. port security in response to a revelation by the Associated Press that the Federal Bureau of Investigation…

    618 views
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