Diseased Ship Video

Recording of the program The Diseased Ship: New England Sea Captains and the Slave Trade by Meadow Dibble on Tues, Oct. 27, 7:00pm.
On August 1, 1819, a majestic Maine-built ship docked at Boston’s Long Wharf, completing a nearly year-long voyage to West Africa and the West Indies that only a few crew members were fortunate enough to survive. When customs officials descended into the hold to examine the precious cargo for which so many had died, what they found instead were clouds of mosquitoes playing host to a deadly yellow fever virus. Read more at Atlantic Black Box.
Program made possible by the Maine Humanities Council World in Your Library in partnership with the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation.