17th Century Foodways - Luncheon

Saturday April 22, 2023 12:30pm
Bath Freight Shed

Join us for a 17th Century meal on this Earth Day as a celebration of spring. In the morning our guest chefs Sam Collins and Mike Dekker will be cooking outside the Bath Freight Shed in the boatyard, and in the afternoon we will be eating the meal they prepared.

Tickets are $45 to $60 per person. You can pick the price. Giving us a little more will help us to create more educational events in the future.

This meal is an opportunity to meet with friends and to meet new friends. Please purchase your tickets in advance using the form below. You can also buy tickets at the Maine’s First Ship docent desk at the Bath Freight Shed on Saturday mornings.


  • Salt Cod Chowder with Bacon or Beef Stew
  • Fresh greens salad with dressing
  • Fresh Bread with fresh churned butter
  • Ships Biscuits
  • Plum Duff with a cream sauce
  • Shrewsberry cakes

Drinks (alcoholic beverages extra cost)

  • Sasanoa Brewing Maiden Voyage Beer
  • The Fat Friar’s Mead
  • Water and Apple Cider 


Sam Collins is a maritime historian and sea cook with 20 years of experience on boats and islands up and down the New England coast. His passion is to put a human face on the past, and remind us that people have more similarities than differences across the centuries. He currently divides his time between working aboard the Maine schooners, American Eagle and J&E Riggin, and the small farm he and his husband run not too far from saltwater.

Mike Dekker is an historic researcher and author specializing in 17th and 18th century New England. Mike presents history both through presentations and as living history. Using carefully curated displays of documents, period images and museum quality material culture representations, Mike is able to promote learning by engaging all the senses in a fun and dynamic manner.