Paul Cuffe’s Friends and Family presented by Richard Gifford

Date: December 2, 2016
Time: 10:30 am  to  11:30 am

At the Westport Free Public Library, 408 Old County Road, Westport

This program explores the fascinating connections between Paul Cuffe and a wider network of friends and family in Westport and beyond.  Among his friends were Sylvester Gifford, the white master of Cuffe’s most famous ship, The Traveller; William Rotch; Absalom Boston, Nantucket’s first black whaling captain. His family network included leading abolitionists, whaling captains, authors, and daguerreotypists. Suggested donation $5.