Feb. 12 Sailors’ Series lecture at the Whaling Museum featuring Llewellyn Howland has been postponed due to potential snowstorm

Lecture rescheduled to Thursday, February 26

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – The first lecture in the 25th annual Sailors’ Series has been postponed due to a potential snowstorm. The Thursday, February 12 program titled “No Ordinary Being: An introduction to the life and times of W. Starling Burgess” presented by renowned author and historian Llewellyn Howland III will now take place on Thursday, February 26, at 7 p.m. with a pre-lecture reception at 6 p.m. 

A native of South Dartmouth, Louie Howland has written and edited many books on aspects of American maritime and yachting history. In his illustrated lecture, Howland will take the measure of Starling Burgess, no ordinary man, no ordinary designer. A dominant figure in 20th century yacht design and aviation, Burgess’s legacy endures today. He designed three triumphant America’s Cup defenders, scores of distinctive sail and powerboats, and held patents in many fields. His charm was as legendary as his genius, and his design output was as prodigious as his talent. Yet he battled morphine addiction and ill-health during some of his most productive years, was married five times, and never achieved the wealth and security of which he dreamed. This lecture is sponsored by Luzo Auto Center.

Admission for individual lecture: Members: $15 / Non-Members: $20. Series: Members: $60 / Non-Members $80. For tickets, call 508-997-0046 x 100 or visit www.whalingmuseum.org. Tweet the Sailors’ Series with hashtag #SailorsSeries25.


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New Bedford Whaling Museum
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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 www.whalingmuseum.org.