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July 2017

Outboard Motors and Industrial Espionage

July 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Multimedia presentation and tour of the Stevenson Outboard Collection. 1928 Chris Craft Cadet In 1954 a tiny outboard motor company sued Chris Craft, the largest builder of mahogany boats in the world, for industrial espionage.  They settled their suit, and took their revenge.  This tale of industrial espionage began in 1874, when Chris Smith at the age of 13 starting building skiffs in Michigan.  In 1910 he founded a boatbuilding company which grew into the largest builder of mahogany boats…

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CANCELLED Class: Carving Soapstone

July 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Taught by sculptor Anne Alexander Learn how to carve soapstone using rasps, files and chisels to create a relief sculpture that can be used as a bedwarmer.  The pieces will be finished using wet sanding paper in various grits to achieve a soft sheen to the stone. Carve an animal, a shell, a flower, an abstract form, or whatever you envision.  Examples will be available for inspiration.  Soapstone bedwarmers have been used for hundreds of years, and are still warming…

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WWII Radioplane Drone Aircraft

July 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Multimedia presentation and tour of the Stevenson Outboard Collection. The story of drones begins in 1934 with Reginald Denny, an English film star who became an RAF pilot during World War I The drones that we hear about in the news today, with uses ranging from military to fire-fighting to wildlife vaccine delivery, didn’t start out as offensive weapons of war.  The fascinating story of drones includes Ronald Reagan and Marilyn Monroe and begins in 1934 with Reginald Denny, an…

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Blacksmithing Class

July 20, 2017

Learn the basics of blacksmithing at the Boothbay Railway Village forge with Jim Kearney. Jim Kearney has been blacksmithing since 1976.  He has studied smithing in Ireland and Germany.   Jim has forged everything from rigging hardware for sailing vessels to fine architectural hardware.  His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and in galleries across the country. Register for the morning class, 9 am to noon, or the afternoon class, 1 pm to 4 pm. NOTE:…

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Don Justin Meserve Sculpture Raffle

July 21, 2017 - August 21, 2017

CLEAT, Winter Harbor, Maine by Don Justin Meserve 1938 - 2010, Created during the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium Best known for artworks carved in granite and basalt, Don Justin Meserve (1938 - 2010) loved to demonstrate sculpting methods, particularly at the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium where he completed a massive installation piece for the waterfront at Winter Harbor and at the J.C. Stone Symposium in 2010. A teacher at heart, Don nurtured many protégés and influenced a generation of Maine…

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Caille and Martin

July 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Multimedia presentation and tour of the Stevenson Outboard Collection. Caille outboard motor advertisement The development of the outboard motor revolutionized water transportation.  Outboard motors were easy to store out of the water, easy to maintain, and easy to use, making them the motor of choice for professional fishermen, sportsmen, and recreational boaters.  Around 1906, the first outboard motor using gasoline was designed by a Yale law student from Detroit named Cameron Waterman.  Waterman asked the Caille Brothers, manufacturers of slot-machines,…

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August 2017

Maine Coast Stone Symposium

August 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017

From granite for some of the country’s most significant public buildings to slate for roof tiles, commercial quarrying and stone working has thrived in Maine since around 1800. The sector’s evolution affected transportation by both sea and rail, while technological advances changed the industry in significant ways. Today, Maine stone artists and artisans still use many traditional techniques to create everything from garden benches to world-renowned public architecture. Join us in August 2017 for a month-long celebration of the history,…

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EXHIBIT Built with Stone: The Story of Granite, Slate, and Limestone in Maine

August 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017

A black and white photograph showing men in a narrow shaft of rock at the Maine Slate Company of Monson some time after the opening of the quarry in 1903. University of Maine, Fogler Library This exhibit is part of the month-long Maine Coast Stone Symposium hosted by Boothbay Railway Village during the month of August.  Maine stone is part of our cultural heritage.  As America expanded across the continent in the late 1800s and early 1900s, one third of…

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Portrait of a Granite Schooner Captain

August 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Capt. Anderson In 1880 Anders Anderson left his family farm in Sweden at the age of sixteen.  He sailed around the world for six years, and in 1886 settled in Stonington, Maine to work in the granite quarries on Crotch Island.  Eventually he returned to the sea and became a schooner captain, brought his brother and three sisters to America, married a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, and raised six children in Rockland, Maine.  Capt. Anderson sailed mostly three-masted schooners along the…

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J.C. Stone Open House

August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
J. C. Stone, 545 Jefferson Rd (Rte #17)
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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Join us on Saturday, August 5 from 10 am - 2 pm for tours and demonstrations at J.C. Stone in Jefferson. This kick-off celebration for the month long Maine Coast Stone Symposium is graciously hosted by one of our lead sponsors. J.C. Stone is providing the granite for all 13 sculptors working at the Museum from August 11 - 21. Guests will get an exclusive look behind the scenes at their Stone Center and state of the art stone processing…

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