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John Battick Dr. John Battick is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Maine. He came to the University of Maine in 1964 and helped to establish a program in Military-Naval-Maritime Studies. He has served as historical consultant to the Penobscot Marine Museum, the Maine Maritime Museum, the Freeport Historical Society, and the Maine Audobon Society. He resides in Dover-Foxcroft with his wife Nancy.


Deb Morehouse Debbie Morehouse is the Education Coordinator at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine. A Maine native, Debbie is a graduate of Lesley College, Cambridge, MA, with a degree in American Studies and a minor in Education. Her maritime background includes many years experience sailing and working for the schooners American Eagle, Heritage, Isaac H. Evans, and Lewis R. French. An avid researcher, she has coedited the transcription of an historic register, completed a volume on the history of a victorian home, documented the buildings of the Historic District of Thomaston, Maine, and continues to work on her family genealogy. Debbie and her husband, Jess, live in Searsport.


Nathan Lipfert Nathan R. Lipfert is library director at Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Lipfert is a graduate of Vermont College at Norwich University, and the Modern Archives Institute at the National Archives. He is the co-author, with Kenneth R. Martin, of the book Lobstering and the Maine Coast. He has written many lectures, articles, and book reviews, and has done a great deal of research in the areas of Maine maritime history, shipbuilding, shipyard workers, and fisheries. He has sailing experience in both large vessels and small craft, and lives in Bath with his wife Janine.
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HOME: The Story of Maine on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network was made in partnership with the Maine State Museum. Major funding was provided by the  Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency committed to fostering innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning. Additional funding provided by Elsie Viles.
Major funding for previous seasons of  HOME: The Story of Maine was made possible by a grant from Rural Development, a part of the USDA. Special support is provided by The Maine State Museum and Northeast Historic Films.