America's First Whalemen

  • Southampton, Long Island
  • Apr 12, 2019
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John Strong, who was a professor of History and American Studies for many years at Long Island University, will give a power point presentation related to his latest book, “America’s First Whalemen: The Indian Shore Whalers on Long Island, 1650-1750,” just published by Arizona Press. He will trace the development of “ye whale design” on the southern shores of Long Island in that period when the Shinnecocks, Unkechaugs and Montauketts were successfully hunting whales. Many founding families formed companies and employed Indians to hunt the North Atlantic Right Whale, a capital enterprise that launched Long Island into the emerging global economy. Co-Sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.

  • 11:00 AM
  • Admission: Free
  • 17 Meeting House Lane
    Southampton, NY 11968
  • 631 283 2494
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  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Event Requires Pre-Registration: Yes
  • Rogers Mansion
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