A Westport Farmer Goes Whaling
(presented via Zoom, pre- register to attend)
Join us for a conversation about the adventures of Frederick Allen during his whaling voyage.
Westport farmer Frederick Allen (1819-1874) shipped out on the brig “Mexico” from Westport Point on April 21, 1837 sailing to the Bahamas, the Azores, the Canaries, and to the Caribbean. The voyage lasted one year and 11 days. His journal chronicles the voyage in detail and provides us with a fascinating insight into his experience. This conversation will include whaling historian Judy Lund, antiquarian Richard Donnelly, maritime historian Michael Dyer, and local historian Maury May.
Frederick Allen’s journal is available at https://wpthistory.org/explore-2/journal-of-frederick-allen/
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