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Descendants of Whaling Masters 49th Annual Meeting
July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Descendants of Whaling Masters, Inc.’s 49th Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 22 at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street.
Social hour from noon to 1 p.m., with luncheon, brief business meeting, and program following. Luncheon menu choices are: baked stuffed breast of chicken, baked scrod or Caesar salad with grilled chicken, $35 per person (all inclusive).
Guests are welcome, and the public is cordially invited to attend. Please respond by July 10 with payment and your menu selections to William H. Potter, Jr.; DWM Treasurer; 194 Main Street; Fairhaven, MA 02719 Checks should be made payable to: “Descendants of Whaling Masters, Inc.”
Descendants of Whaling Masters is pleased to welcome Dr. Timothy D. Walker as the keynote speaker for this year’s program. Dr. Walker will discuss his book “Sailing to Freedom: Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad,” a compilation of essays bringing to light the unique opportunities for escape utilized by African Americans in their quest for freedom along the U. S. East Coast.
Dr. Walker, Professor of History at the UMass Dartmouth, is a scholar of maritime history, colonial overseas expansion, and trans-oceanic slave trading. Walker is a guest investigator of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a contributing faculty member of the Munson Institute of Maritime Studies, and Director of the NEH “Landmarks in American History” workshop series.