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Author To Give Presentation On His Book, “Whaling Captains Of Color”

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A photograph of whaling ship Young Phoenix shown fully rigged at dock in New Bedford harbor. Seaweed and whale oil barrels in foreground.    Courtesy of the Trustees of the New Bedford Free Public Library, Joseph G. Tirrell Photograph Collection

A photograph of whaling ship Young Phoenix shown fully rigged at dock in New Bedford harbor. Seaweed and whale oil barrels in foreground. Courtesy of the Trustees of the New Bedford Free Public Library, Joseph G. Tirrell Photograph Collection

Skip Finley the author of “Whaling Captains of Color: America’s First Meritocracy.”

Skip Finley the author of “Whaling Captains of Color: America’s First Meritocracy.”

The bark the Young Phenix of New Bedford, beset in the ice.     COURTESY NEW BEDFOR WHALING MUSUEM

The bark the Young Phenix of New Bedford, beset in the ice. COURTESY NEW BEDFOR WHALING MUSUEM

The bark the Young Phenix of New Bedford, beset in the ice.     COURTESY NEW BEDFOR WHALING MUSUEM

The bark the Young Phenix of New Bedford, beset in the ice. COURTESY NEW BEDFOR WHALING MUSUEM

Eliza Adams at a pier in New Bedford with whaling casks in foreground.   COURTESY NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSUEM

Eliza Adams at a pier in New Bedford with whaling casks in foreground. COURTESY NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSUEM

Bryan Boyhan on Feb 10, 2021
On board was the stench of regurgitated squid, rotting in the heat of the sun. There were cockroaches the size of mice and undrinkable water. Belowdecks was an airless, lightless... more

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