Riordan Quoted in National Post Article on How Maine Almost Became Part of Canada

The National Post of Canada spoke with University of Maine history professor Liam Riordan for the article, “New Ireland: How Maine almost became part of Canada at the end of the War of 1812.” The article states a history museum in Castine is hosting an exhibition on the lost Canadian province, New Ireland. British forces in pre-Confederation Canada seized Northern Maine during the final months of the War of 1812, according to the article, and if the land-grab succeeded, it would have yielded an area two-thirds the size of present-day New Brunswick. “If British diplomats and strategic thinkers had been more strongly committed to this idea, a very alternative outcome is easy to imagine,” Riordan said.