Photos courtesy Mystic Seaport and Beetle, Inc.

On Thursday, April 18, the New Bedford Whaling Museum will feature a lecture titled “The Charles W. Morgan and Our Yankee Whaleboat Project” presented by Quentin Snediker, Mystic Seaport Shipyard Director and Bill Womack, owner of Beetle, Inc.

Their illustrated program will give the inside story of Mystic Seaport’s massive restoration of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan, and plans for her epic sail to New Bedford on July 4, 2014. Bill Womack will discuss the construction of the Yankee whaleboat, funded by Whaling Museum supporters, which will swing from the davits of the Morgan for the next 170 years. Donors to the whaleboat project receive free admission to this lecture.

All Sailors’ Series lectures occur on Thursday evenings, starting at 7:00 p.m. with a pre-lecture reception at 6:00 p.m. in the Jacobs Family Gallery. Tweet the Sailors’ Series with hashtag #SailorsSeries23.

Admission for individual lectures:

  • Members: $15 / Non-Members: $20.
  • For the 5-lecture series: Members: $60 / Non-Members: $85

The Sailors’ Series is sponsored in part by C.E. Beckman, the Beverly Yacht Club and the New Bedford Yacht Club.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world’s most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of whales, whaling and the cultural history of the region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city’s historic downtown. For events, CLICK HERE.

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