OSWEGO, NY – Longtime historian, Richard Palmer will offer a Powerpoint presentation and discussion on â€œGeorge Goble, Oswego Shipbuilderâ€ on Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the H. Lee White Marine Museum on Oswego’s West First Street Pier.
â€œDick has been researching our maritime history for decades, documenting commercial shipping activities, listing ships, shipwrecks and those individuals that sailed them. He has been focusing on Oswego shipbuilders such as the Goble Family for years and we are so pleased to have him present at one of our lecture series.â€ said Mercedes Niess, executive director of the H. Lee White Marine Museum. â€œPeople may be unaware but the Goble dry dock still exists today and can be seen at the Oswego Maritime Foundation located at the entrance to the west pier.â€
Palmer, well-known local writer of marine history, will relate the history of the Goble Family from the time they emigrated from Bantry Bay, Ireland, in the mid 1840s through the 1900s.
Palmer is a retired editor of the Baldwinsville Messenger, and an associate editor of Inland Seas, a quarterly publication of the Great Lakes Historical Society based out of Vermilion, Ohio.
â€œPalmerâ€™s work has been invaluable documenting our local maritime history and connecting it with the entire Great Lakes shipping history.â€ noted Dan Ferens, the museumâ€™s history lecture series coordinator.
The H. Lee White Marine Museum features a display of Gobleâ€™s shipbuilding tools, half hulls and more.
The museum and Treasure Chest Gift Shop will be open as well.
The lecture series is free to the public, but donations are always welcome.
For more information, contact the museum office at 342-0480 or [email protected] or visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com