Making a Living on the Bay: An Historic Overview

Instructor:  Cipperly Good

  • Thursday Afternoon
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Class Limit 20

How did the sea affect daily life on the Penobscot? How did Mainers of the past feed the Atlantic World, build America’s merchant fleet, extract those natural resources that constructed America, and move global trade? Through a four-week class taught by Penobscot Marine Museum staff and volunteers, our class participants get answers to these questions. The class will culminate in a visit to the completed exhibit on this subject.

Class limit 20. No required text.

Cipperly Good, Curator at Penobscot Marine Museum, returned to Maine 9 years ago. Ms. Good holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she double majored in History and American Studies. She spent her junior year “abroad” at the Williams College-Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program, which sparked her career in maritime history and maritime museums. She holds a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies, with a concentration in American History, from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Previous to working at Penobscot Marine Museum, Ms. Good taught maritime history for the Ocean Classroom-Proctor Academy Semester, and worked as a curator at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and Falmouth (Massachusetts) Historical Society.