About the author


Lincoln Paine
Photo by Nellie Large

Lincoln Paine is the author of five books and more than fifty articles, reviews, and lectures on maritime history. His books include the award-winning The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World (Knopf, 2013), Down East: A Maritime History of Maine (Tilbury House, 2000), and Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia (Houghton Mifflin, 1997).

From 2009 to 2012, Lincoln was the guest curator and archivist of the Norman H. Morse Collection of Ocean Liner Materials at the Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine, and since 2006 he has been an editor of Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction, published at Leiden University, The Netherlands, in conjunction with Cambridge University Press.

He serves on the board of the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath (one of the ten best maritime museums in the world, according to marineinsight.com). He and his wife live in Portland. Their daughters happen to be named for ships.

See his author profile on the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance “Find Maine Writers” page.