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October 14, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Time Details:
30. Two tables at the front. MA
Whiton Room
66 Leavitt Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Reference Desk: 781-741-1405 ex. 1404
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A Day in the Life of a 19th Century Whaler

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Come join docents Nancy Gentile and Captain Michael Taylor from the New Bedford Whaling Museum as they deliver a presentation about the history of 19th century whaling in New England. Their talk covers a day in the life of a sailor on a whaling voyage, the details of the whaling industry in Nantucket, New Bedford, and the arctic, and stories of the "sister sailors" - wives at home during these long and dangerous voyages. The program also includes a harpoon and baleen demonstration.

No registration required for this program.

Nancy Gentile spent 39 years as a research librarian in various capacities in private and public libraries. She has been a docent at the New Bedford Whaling Museum since 2017.

Captain Michael HM Taylor started his career in the British Merchant Navy as an Apprentice in 1958 eventually rising to Ships Master. In 1978 he came to the United States to manage vessels trading with N. Africa and the Middle East. Later he was employed as Vice President at Maritime International New Bedford.

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