New Bedford Whaling Museum Sailor Series to Feature “Buckrammer” Author

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The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s 24th annual Sailors’ Series will continue on Thursday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. with a lecture titled “Buckrammer’s Tales” by author John E. Conway.

Conway has been boating and sailing in New England waters since 1960. His lecture will feature accounts from his most recent publication, “Buckrammer’s Tales,” including ghost stories, near disasters, family boating misadventures and tales of buried treasure. His photo-rich presentation features a short history of the catboat and its importance to coastal commerce from the 1850’s to the 1920’s in addition to behind-the-scenes insights into several chapters from his new book. A meet-the-author book signing will follow the presentation with proceeds donated to the Whaling Museum. This program is sponsored by Norpel.

Conway’s lecture is the second in a four part illustrated lecture series. All Sailors’ Series lectures occur at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. with a pre-lecture reception at 6:00 p.m. in the Jacobs Family Gallery.

Upcoming Sailors’ Series lectures:

  • April 23: A. Michael Pappalardo will present “The Berth of a Metropolis: The Discovery and Analysis of the Late 18th Century World Trade Center Ship”.


  • May 7: Lloyd McCaffery will present “The World of Ships in Miniature”.


Admission for individual lectures: Members: $15 / Non-Members: $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (508) 997-0046 ext. 100 or visit