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She Went a Whalin’

March 11 @ 2:00 pm

“Man may work from sun to sun, but woman’s work is never done.” Imagine yourself in the 1850s. Your husband has just been given the command to a New Bedford whaleship and wants you to come along. Do you want to go? What does this life look and feel like for a woman on a trip around the globe in 1850? Join Sharon Chown and learn how captain wives prepare for whaling voyages and what to expect. Hear about the experiences of the pioneering women that chose this way of life.

Before retirement, Sharon Chown was a partner and co-founder of Industrial Economics in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from UC Davis and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.  Chown fell in love with the South Coast on various sailing trips with her husband and began volunteering as an interpreter at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in 2014.  Lately, Chown has been researching the women who went whaling in the mid-1800s


March 11
2:00 pm
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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
33 William St.
New Bedford, MA United States
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