Wed., 5/10, 3 p.m.
A Man for All Oceans, Wed., 5/10, 3:00 p.m., Fairhaven Academy Building/Historical Museum, 141 Main Street, Fairhaven
Author Stan Grayson will make remarks and read from the new book A Man for All Oceans about Captain Joshua Slocum. Copies of the book will be available to purchase and have the author sign.
Captain Joshua Slocum (1844– 1909) was the first person to sail alone around the world. More than a century ago in Fairhaven, MA, he rebuilt an old sloop called the Spray and it was on that vessel that he made history.
Author Stan Grayson has been researching Slocum’s life for years and has uncovered primary sources that have yielded information to fill significant gaps in our understanding of Slocum’s life and voyages. Grayson also authored A Genius at His Trade: C. Raymond Hunt and His Remarkable Boats in 2015. The Whaling Museum and Tilbury House Books partnered to publish A Man for All Oceans. Hosted by the Fairhaven Historical Society. Free.
Wed., 5/10, 6 p.m.
Maritime legend Captain Joshua Slocum (1844-1909), the first person to singlehandedly sail around the globe, is the celebrated subject of a new biography by author Stan Grayson and a new exhibition at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Join us for a book signing, author talk, and exhibition opening on Wed., 5/10 from 6–8 pm, NB Whaling Mus., 18 Johnny Cake Hill. FREE and open to the public. Register at www.whalingmuseum.org or call 508-997-0046.
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