Maryland in the Age of Sail: Lecture #1

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Join Mark Wilkins, Calvert Marine Museum Curator of Maritime History, as he explores topics ranging from European influences, to the tobacco trade, to the Civil War on the Chesapeake and more, through the 20th century. This seven-week series is free and open to the public.

European Expansionism, 1095-1500
Thursday, March 11
Investigate the need for European nations to explore the oceans and seas of the world. Due to shrinking internal commerce, sea traders ventured far and wide to import new goods to their native lands—infusing their economies with exotic goods from faraway places.
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