17th Century Foodways - Luncheon

Saturday April 20, 2024 12:30pm
Bath Freight Shed


Join us for a 17th century meal as a celebration of spring. In the morning our guest chef Sam Collins and friends will be cooking outside over open fires in the boatyard the Bath Freight Shed. In the afternoon we will be eating the meal they prepared. The meal will also feature local garden vegetables, fresh bread from local bakers, and freshly churned butter.

Tickets are $35 for MFS members and $45 for non-members per person. This meal is an opportunity to meet with friends and to meet new friends.

Please purchase your tickets in advance using the form below, or call the MFS office at 207-443-4242.


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.

Thanks to our business partners


  • 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

Drinks (alcoholic beverages extra cost)

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

Tickets for the 17th Century Luncheon