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Tall Ship Sea Captain Laurel Seaborn to give Maritime Talk


PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—Together, the Piscataqua Maritime Commission (PMC) and the Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden are privileged to present Maritime Talks with Captain Laurel Seaborn, set for Mon., the 7th of Aug., at the Moffatt-Ladd House, in Portsmouth.

Captain Seaborn will talk about her adventures under sail, extensive experience in sail training, and how PMC’s Sea Challenge program, sponsoring teens to a week at sea has potential to be a life-changing experience through teaching teamwork while increasing self-confidence.

Captain Seaborn has sailed Tall Ships, including Lady Washington, Gazela, Barkentine and Kaskelot. She is also a maritime archaeologist. Her work on archaeological projects include underwater diving excavations of pirate Blackbeard’s ship: Queen Anne’s Revenge in Beaufort, North Carolina, Captain Kidd’s ship: Cara Merchant in the Dominican Republic and recording the hull shape of the 17th-century Royal warship, Vasa in Stockholm, Sweden. Captain Seaborn co-founded the non-profit organization Seafaring Education and Maritime Archaeological Heritage Program, which takes a hands-on training approach in maritime history and archaeology.

She received a Master’s degree in underwater archaeology and maritime history at East Carolina University. Her thesis focused on the seafaring women in the nineteenth century, which will soon be published as a book by Texas A&M University Press. She is currently working on her PhD in maritime history at the University of New Hampshire.

The Maritime Talk is set for Mon. Aug. 7, at 7:00 pm, at the Moffatt-Ladd House Warehouse, 154 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH. This program is free to members of the PMC and the Moffatt-Ladd House. A $5 donation is requested from nonmembers. Refreshments will be served. Find out more about the Moffatt-Ladd House at and about the PMC at


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