History and Ancestry
"It's unusual that the museum opted to put its most valuable artifact in harm's way. More meaningful, though, is the example this set for other institutions dedicated to curating public history."
"... sailors were not really supposed to sleep. They were supposed to work. And it is in seeing them work that one truly begins to appreciate the whaleship as an intricately calibrated wood, rope, and canvas machine."
Thus was my introduction as a young girl to the world of whaling and the adventurous life of Marian Shaw Smith.
Nine days of concerts, programs, regattas, whaleboat races and parades, a whaling history symposium, public ceremonies and much more! June 28 - July 6
"Asked, when he was 79, if he had had enough of the whaling life after his 13 months at sea, my great-uncle said that he had. But he quickly qualified that in the next breath. “Oh, I don’t say I’d never go again. I’d go now, if they’d let me..."