Spring Lecture Series Dedicated to Storied Adventures at Sea

Maritime adventurers to share stories of exploration, discovery, and travel

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. –The 2017 Sailors’ Series lectures at the New Bedford Whaling Museum promise to keep audiences at the edge of their seats as mariners tell their first-hand, gripping stories of adventure and travel – from sailboat racing to navigating Iceberg Alley, and from exploring the North Atlantic Ocean to America’s Great Loop. Themed “Adventures at Sea: Local Mariners Take to the Water,” the Sailors’ Series runs February through April. This 27th annual lecture series is dedicated to sailing and other related maritime topics and supported by the Northeast Maritime Institute Foundation.

February 2: Searching for Speed
Join Brian Hancock as he describes his love of sailboat racing and the many adventures he has experienced while logging more than a quarter million offshore miles.

March 2: Labrador and Beyond
John N. Garfield, Jr. shares his adventures sailing up the rugged coastline, alongside the deep fiords, hanging glaciers, and drifting ice of Labrador, Canada.

March 23: Once around the North Atlantic
Sail with Victor Pinheiro aboard his Hanse 43’, Maravilha, from Padanaram Harbor on a 9,000-mile loop around the North Atlantic Ocean, making stops on the islands of Madeira, Gran Canaria, Saint Lucia, and Fayal.

April 6: The Great American Loop
Relive the six-week journey of Sham and Josh Hunt, who traveled 3,370 miles on their Ray Hunt-designed, 26' Black Watch, sailing up and down the country’s most well-known waterways.

Lectures begin at 7 pm on February 2, March 2, March 23, and April 6 with a reception at 6 pm. Individual lecture tickets can be purchased for $15 for members ($20 for non-members). Series tickets are $54 for members ($72 for non-members). Series tickets include all four lectures as well as a VIP invitation to a May book launch and lecture for A Man for all Oceans: Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World by Stan Grayson.  Go to www.whalingmuseum.org or call 508-997-0046 for tickets.


Contact: Tina Malott
Communications Manager
New Bedford Whaling Museum


About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales through time, 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: January through March, Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Admission is free for Museum members and children aged three and under; adults $16, seniors (65+) $14, students (19+) $9, child and youth $6. For more information visit www.whalingmuseum.org.