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Book Talk and Signing

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

Introducing Marsha Hall Brown’s New Book: Under Sun, Stars and Sails: A Whaling Family’s Life at Sea ( DWM Book Signing)

Come meet the author, Marsha Hall Brown, and have your book personalized.
The program will include a presentation by the author, followed by a question and answer period and book signing.
The event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Marsha Hall Brown, a descendant of a Nantucket whaling master, is a member of Descendants of Whaling Masters.  She is a direct descendant of Captain Hezekiah Coffin, the brig Beaver of Nantucket (the ship in the Boston Tea Party with the Eleanor and Dartmouth); Captain William Brown of Nantucket, third great grandfather; Captain Seth Pinkham of Nantucket, second great grandfather; and Captain Joseph Marshall (about whom Under Sun, Stars and Sails is written), a family relative (married to her great grandmother’s sister). Captain Marshall was master of the President, the Sea Queen of Westport, and the Aurora of Westport.
Under Sun, Stars and Sails: A Whaling Family’s Life at Sea is the true-life story of a 19th-century Nantucket family’s adventures at sea during two whaling voyages. This intimate account tells the story of whaling master Joseph Marshall and his wife, Malvina Pinkham Marshall, who became partners in the whaling industry, while creating a distinctive family life with their young daughter, Helen. During their trip, the family visits exotic seaports, braves deadly hurricanes, survives chronic illnesses, crosses jungle rain forests and fords snake-infested rivers.

Details

Date:
July 20
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.whalingmasters.org/events.html

Organizer

Descendants of Whaling Masters
Website:
https://www.whalingmasters.org/

Venue

Seamen’s Bethel
15 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Phone:
508-992-3295
Website:
portsociety.org