Atwood Hosts Lecture on Whaling in the Age of SailName: Atwood Hosts Lecture on Whaling in the Age of SailDate: January 21, 2018Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ESTWebsite: http://chathamhistoricalsociety.org/Event Description:
Join us at the Atwood House & Museum to learn about “American Whaling in the Age of Sail” on Sunday, Jan 21, at 2 p.m.
Lecturer Curtis Martin of Wellesley will introduce visitors to the U.S. whale fishery from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. He will discuss whaling’s beginnings, the ship’s crew, life aboard a vessel the risks associated with the one- to two-year voyages. Martin will also detail the hunt, capture and processing of whales and the most important species hunted. He will describe the products of whaling, the leisure arts of whale men, and finally, the decline and death of the industry in the U.S.
The museum is located at 347 Stage Harbor Rd. in Chatham. Admission is free for members; $5 per person.
For details, visit www.chathamhistoricalsociety.org or call (508) 945-2493.