The Wreck of the Westport Whaling Brig Industry
Westport Town Hall Annex Gym
856 Main Road, Westport MA
Underwater archaeologist James Delgado, will discuss the discovery of the wreck of a 207-year-old whaling ship, called Industry, found on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Delgado led the team of scientists who identified the remains of the Westport-built 64-foot long, two-masted wooden brig, opening a window into a little known chapter of American history with special significance to Westport when descendants of African slaves and Native Americans served as essential crew in one of the nation’s oldest industries.
Dr. James Delgado is Senior Vice President of SEARCH, Inc., an organization dedicated to preserving archaeological cultural resources. As a maritime archaeologist who works around the globe, Jim has spent decades in the fascinating world of underwater exploration. He is an author, scholar and a world-recognized interpreter whose work as host of the popular television show The Sea Hunters has reached millions of viewers around the world. Suggested donation: $5