History professor publishes book

History professor Dr. Michael Connolly's book, "Seated by the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen," was recently published by The University Press of Florida. Dr. Connolly grew up near the waterfront in Portland and still lives in the same Munjoy Hill neighborhood. He will present a lecture about the evolution of Portland's waterfront and conduct a book launch at the Maine Historical Society in downtown Portland, Maine, on May 13 at 7 p.m.