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Sunday
15
APR

Long Island Whalers of Color - at the Custom House.

14:00
15:30
Custom House Maritime Museum
Event organized by Custom House Maritime Museum

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Long Island Whalers of Color - at the Custom House.
Sandy Brewster-Walker
Long Island Whalers of Color
Sunday, April 15, 2 PM

Sandi Brewster-walker, chair & executive director (acting) of the museum will give a talk about the people of color whaling captains, and crew on all sides of the Long Island Sound. She will highlight the genealogies and experiences of the local men of color, who hunted the whale during the peak years (1840-1860) of the industry. The type of whaling vessels, journey, destinations, ship wrecks, and desertions will be discussed.

Sandi will talk about her experience researching ship records, logbooks, crew list, seaport custom house records, US Federal Census, newspaper archives, Seaman Protection Certificates, family papers, and more.
Brewster-walker is an independent historian, genealogist, freelance writer and business owner. She has served in President William Jefferson Clinton Administration as deputy director of the Office of Communications, United States Department of Agriculture.

As a columnist, her writings are found in the Amityville Record, Babylon Beacon, and Massapequa Post weekly newspapers, as well as articles in LI Boating World, Sound Boating World, and Hudson Boating World monthly newspapers. Recently, she became a winner of the Press Club of Long Islands 2017 Media Award 3rd Place for Narrative: Column.

$12, $10 NLMS members, $5 youth ages 10 to 18
You also may call 860-447-2501 to register.


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