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She Went A-Whaling

EMCA presents John Holzapfel in a discussion about She Went A-Whaling, a book of journal entries from 1847 and 1848 by Martha Smith Brewer Brown of Orient and edited by Anne MacKay. Martha accompanied her whaling-captain husband for an adventure to whaling grounds around the world. Her accounts made a large contribution to women’s history and whaling history.

The very religious Martha Brown wrote about her fears, moral concerns, shipboard life, whale-hunting, and especially her distress during eight months ashore in Honolulu with a baby on the way, a husband in the Sea of Okhotsk, and not enough money in her purse.

John Holzapfel is a science teacher, former Southold town trustee, a local oyster farmer and a fantastic speaker.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 10 a.m. – Noon at the East Marion Firehouse

Doors open at 9:30 for coffee and goodies. • Free & open to all! • www.emca.us

Whaling Ships in new Bedford

Whaling Ships in new Bedford, MA in the 1800’s.

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