Boothbay Register Advances Book Launch for Riess

The Boothbay Register reported the Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta will host a Nov. 28 book launch for Warren Riess, a research associate professor of history, anthropology and marine sciences at the University of Maine. When an 18th-century ship was unearthed during a 1982 pre-construction dig in Lower Manhattan, Riess was called in to find out how it got there. After a year of fieldwork that included co-excavating the remains of the merchant ship, as well as more than three decades of analysis, interpretation and writing, Riess has revealed what he discovered in “The Ship That Held Up Wall Street.”