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The Building and Voyages of the Whaling Bark “Wanderer”

Mattapoisett Historical Society President, Seth Mendell returns to the Bay Club for the next in his series of local history lectures.  In this talk he will briefly trace the history of New England whaling and the building of the whaling bark “Wanderer”.  Seth will also share the “Wanderer’s” many voyages in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans and will conclude with the vessels tragic end on the rocky shore of Cuttyhunk Island on August 26, 1924.  The “Wanderer” was the last whaler to be built in the Holmes’ shipyard in Mattapoisett and the last whaler to sail from the port of New Bedford.    

The Bay Club at Mattapoisett is a country club with an eighteen hole championship level golf course and residential property located in Southeastern MA.   To arrange a private tour please contact Dave Andrews via e-mail or phone, 508-207-9232.

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Date: Friday, 18. October 2013 15:52
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