Shipwreck Talk in Rockland

Courier lithograph documenting steam boat Lexington in Long Island Sound on Monday evening., Jan. 13th 1840, over 100 persons perished. Jon B. Johansen, publisher of Maine Coastal News (inset).

A lecture by Jon Johansen in Rockland, Maine, to be held on October 14 will focus on the history of shipwrecks in the Northeast. Johansen, the publisher of Maine Coastal News, will lecture on a variety of disasters, including the 1840 fire onboard the Long Island steamer Lexington which was en route from New York City to Stonington, Connecticut; the sinking of the steamer Portland, which went down off Stellwagen Bank in the great gale of 1898, and the 1904 tragedy of the General Slocomb on New York’s Hudson River. Johansen will also touch on historic submarine wrecks in the mid-1900s.


  • Date: Thursday, October 14
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Place: The Apprenticeshop, 643 Main St., Rockland, Maine
  • Cost: $5
  • Directions
  • For more information go to The Apprenticeshop.