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Local History Guild: Equine Atlantic

September 12 @ 6:00 pm

The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Curator of Maritime History, Michael P. Dyer, will lead a discussion on shipping horses in the Atlantic Ocean.

Explore the world of New England Horse Trade during a free virtual discussion with Dr. C. V. Carrington-Farmer, Associate Professor of History, Department of History and Cultural Studies Roger Williams University. Her project “Equine Atlantic: New England’s Horse Trade to the West Indies in the 18th Century.” explores how, from the late seventeenth century through to the early nineteenth century, countless New England vessels braved the Atlantic in a quest for profit by delivering horses to the sugar colonies in the West Indies.


September 12
6:00 pm
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New Bedford Whaling Museum
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New Bedford, MA United States
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