Sailors’ Series focuses on maritime archeology at World Trade Center site, April 23

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – The third lecture of the 25th annual Sailors’ Series takes place Thursday, April 23 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum and will focus on a significant archeological discovery made at the World Trade Center site. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Cook Memorial Theater, with a pre-lecture reception at 6:00 p.m. in the Jacobs Family Gallery.

A. Michael Pappalardo will present “The Berth of a Metropolis: the Discovery and Analysis of the Late 18th Century World Trade Center Ship.” A. Michael Pappalardo is an Archaeologist and Senior Technical Director at AKRF, Inc., a New York City based environmental planning and engineering firm. While providing archaeological monitoring for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey during construction of an underground parking facility at the World Trade Center, Pappalardo and his staff discovered the remains of a late 18th century merchant ship buried beneath almost 30 feet of fill. His presentation will cover the ship's discovery, documentation, and subsequent analysis. This program is sponsored by Norpel.

Admission: Members: $15 / Non-Members: $20. For tickets, call (508) 997-0046, ext. 100 or online at Tweet the Sailors’ Series with hashtag #SailorsSeries25.

The 25th Annual Sailors’ Series is sponsored, in part, by Luso Auto Center.


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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. 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