The early mariners of Cape Ann were not only hardy fishermen, boat builders, and prosperous merchant sea captains, but also cunning and courageous defenders of a new nation during both the War of Independence and the War of 1812. Join Stephanie Buck and John Huss as they share a wealth of fastening stories about the gallant seamen of Gloucester and Manchester as they battled the supposedly invincible British Navy!
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John Huss is a past president of the Manchester Historical Museum, and its current Curator and Program Coordinator. John is also a docent at the Cape Ann Museum and serves on the Museum’s Education Committee.
Stephanie Buck is the Librarian/Archivist at the Cape Ann Museum. She was educated in England and was awarded a degree from Bedford College, London University, before coming to this country. She is married to the Cape Ann Museum’s photo-archivist Fred Buck. In 2004 she joined the Cape Ann Museum staff as librarian and archivist and has since authored and co-authored several books and papers and given lectures on such diverse topics as The Art of Gossip and the Life of Rev. John White.
Image: George Steele, Photograph: J. W. Moulton. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives.