Author John E. Conway to present “Tales of the Buckrammer” lecture at the Whaling Museum on Thursday, March 19

Presentation is the second in the four-part Sailors’ Series

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s 24th annual Sailors’ Series will continue on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. with a lecture titled “Tales of the Buckrammer” by author John E. Conway.

Conway has been boating and sailing in New England waters since 1960. His lecture will feature accounts from his most recent publication, “Buckrammer’s Tales,” including ghost stories, near disasters, family boating misadventures and tales of buried treasure. His photo-rich presentation features a short history of the catboat and its importance to coastal commerce from the 1850's to the 1920's in addition to behind-the-scenes insights into several chapters from his new book. A meet-the-author book signing will follow the presentation with proceeds donated to the Whaling Museum. This program is sponsored by Norpel.

 Conway’s lecture is the second in a four part illustrated lecture series. All Sailors’ Series lectures occur at the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. with a pre-lecture reception at 6:00 p.m. in the Jacobs Family Gallery.

Upcoming Sailors’ Series lectures:

April 23: A. Michael Pappalardo will present “The Berth of a Metropolis: The Discovery and Analysis of the Late 18th Century World Trade Center Ship”.

May 7: Lloyd McCaffery will present “The World of Ships in Miniature”.


Admission for individual lectures: Members: $15 / Non-Members: $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (508) 997-0046 ext. 100 or visit


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About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of whales and the history and culture of the South Coast region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours April through December: Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum hours January through March: Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Open on Holiday Mondays. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  For more information, visit