Happy 261st birthday to Paul Cuffe! As part of an effort to reinforce an understanding of who Paul Cuffe was and his importance to our town, the Westport Historical Society hosted a “Birthday Party” for grades 3–6 on the 261st anniversary of Paul Cuffe’s birth, Friday, 1/17/20.
His life story provides an inspirational example to everyone, especially to younger generations, as a “Patriot,” “Navigator,” “Educator,” “Philanthropist,” and “Friend.”
We are excited to celebrate and share knowledge of Paul Cuffe with our youngest citizens.
We are also thrilled to share the presentation written by David Cole and superb artwork created by Ray Shaw at http://paulcuffe.org/blog/
Paul Cuffe was born on Cuttyhunk on January 17th 1759. When he was only 14 years old, Paul Cuffe signed on as a crew member on a whaling ship that sailed to the West Indies Over a period of 18 years Paul Cuffe built 5 ships. The last one was a brig named Traveller. It was his favorite ship. He sailed it across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe and Africa numerous times.
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