Edward Baker is the Executive Director of the New London County Historical Society in New London, Connecticut. In addition to a B.A. in History and a M.S. in Recreation, Baker has more than 30 years of experience in the museum field, including time as the Associate Director of Education and Interpretation at Mystic Seaport. His interest is in bringing forward the important role of sperm whale oil in enabling the Industrial Revolution, and his experience aboard the Charles W. Morgan will coincide with an exhibit, “Whaling Out of New London,” that he is creating for the New London County Historical Society at the Shaw Mansion.