New Bedford Whaling Museum

New Bedford Whaling Museum Anchored in the story of New Bedford’s whaling industry, NBWM shares the art, science, history, and culture of this vibrant maritime region and its people.

We're a champion for whale conservation, and a keeper of the region's collective memory. At the Whaling Museum, discover the rich history, art, science, and culture of Southcoast Massachusetts, and New Bedford's ties to the rest of the world, told through the stories of its people. Surrounded by cobblestone streets once strolled by Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville, the Museum is conveniently

We're a champion for whale conservation, and a keeper of the region's collective memory. At the Whaling Museum, discover the rich history, art, science, and culture of Southcoast Massachusetts, and New Bedford's ties to the rest of the world, told through the stories of its people. Surrounded by cobblestone streets once strolled by Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville, the Museum is conveniently

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Do you know the myth of the sea monster Kraken? Learn about the Kraken, giant squid,  and colossal squid in this week's ...
07/25/2021

Do you know the myth of the sea monster Kraken? Learn about the Kraken, giant squid, and colossal squid in this week's Creature Feature, the Whaling Museum's weekly series that explores marine creatures, their interesting features, and what we can do to help our underwater friends. Watch the Kraken video starting Monday, July 26 on YouTube and IGTV @whalingmuseum.
Learn more about squid biology at the Whaling Museum on Wednesday, July 28. Space is limited for this guided squid dissection, so sign up soon. Recommended for ages 8 years and older. Sign up on the Whaling Museum website at https://www.whalingmuseum.org/program/creature-feature/.
#ScienceSunday #CreatureFeature

Do you know the myth of the sea monster Kraken? Learn about the Kraken, giant squid, and colossal squid in this week's Creature Feature, the Whaling Museum's weekly series that explores marine creatures, their interesting features, and what we can do to help our underwater friends. Watch the Kraken video starting Monday, July 26 on YouTube and IGTV @whalingmuseum.
Learn more about squid biology at the Whaling Museum on Wednesday, July 28. Space is limited for this guided squid dissection, so sign up soon. Recommended for ages 8 years and older. Sign up on the Whaling Museum website at https://www.whalingmuseum.org/program/creature-feature/.
#ScienceSunday #CreatureFeature

"I’ve never been in a place that does history, adventure, industry, and reinvention better." - That's how Brian Allen, a...
07/24/2021
Visit - New Bedford Whaling Museum

"I’ve never been in a place that does history, adventure, industry, and reinvention better." - That's how Brian Allen, art critic for the
National Review describes the New Bedford Whaling Museum. See for yourself! Plan a visit at https://www.whalingmuseum.org/visit/. We hope you'll spend the day in New Bedford!
#SummerInTheSeaport AHA! New Bedford

Located in the heart of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, discover the underwater world of whales, the dramatic story of whaling and its impact,

Solution to yesterday's #SpotTheDifference #whalingmuseum featuring a ca. 1900 picnic in Westport, MA. Search our collec...
07/24/2021

Solution to yesterday's #SpotTheDifference #whalingmuseum featuring a ca. 1900 picnic in Westport, MA. Search our collections anytime at http://ow.ly/EoEJ50FCsP7.

Solution to yesterday's #SpotTheDifference #whalingmuseum featuring a ca. 1900 picnic in Westport, MA. Search our collections anytime at http://ow.ly/EoEJ50FCsP7.

A former sailing ship captain named Joshua Slocum cast off his dock lines in East Boston on April 24, 1895 and set out t...
07/23/2021

A former sailing ship captain named Joshua Slocum cast off his dock lines in East Boston on April 24, 1895 and set out to sail alone around the world in the 37’ sloop SPRAY. Most people, whether seamen or landlubbers, viewed Slocum’s plan as either foolish or dangerous or both. What happened? Find out in the Whaling Museum exhibition "'The Spray Will Come Back': Solo Circumnavigator Joshua Slocum." Learn more about the exhibition and Stan Grayson's book about Slocum "A Man For All Oceans" at http://ow.ly/T3ls50FBsiD.

A former sailing ship captain named Joshua Slocum cast off his dock lines in East Boston on April 24, 1895 and set out to sail alone around the world in the 37’ sloop SPRAY. Most people, whether seamen or landlubbers, viewed Slocum’s plan as either foolish or dangerous or both. What happened? Find out in the Whaling Museum exhibition "'The Spray Will Come Back': Solo Circumnavigator Joshua Slocum." Learn more about the exhibition and Stan Grayson's book about Slocum "A Man For All Oceans" at http://ow.ly/T3ls50FBsiD.

We're thinking about our summer celebration Picnic On The Hill today (coming up on July 31.) Here's a happy scene of a c...
07/23/2021

We're thinking about our summer celebration Picnic On The Hill today (coming up on July 31.) Here's a happy scene of a circa 1900 picnic in Westport, MA. showing (L to R) Grace L. Babcock, Joanna Jackson Gifford, and Waldo Gifford Leland. Can you find three changes for #SpotTheDifference #WhalingMuseum? Solution Saturday.
Picnic on the Hill details are at https://www.whalingmuseum.org/program/picnic-on-the-hill/.

We're thinking about our summer celebration Picnic On The Hill today (coming up on July 31.) Here's a happy scene of a circa 1900 picnic in Westport, MA. showing (L to R) Grace L. Babcock, Joanna Jackson Gifford, and Waldo Gifford Leland. Can you find three changes for #SpotTheDifference #WhalingMuseum? Solution Saturday.
Picnic on the Hill details are at https://www.whalingmuseum.org/program/picnic-on-the-hill/.

We're hosting our annual summer celebration on July 31 with an inventive outdoor Picnic on the Hill! You can still reser...
07/23/2021
Picnic on the Hill - New Bedford Whaling Museum

We're hosting our annual summer celebration on July 31 with an inventive outdoor Picnic on the Hill! You can still reserve a table although there is very limited in-person seating available. Email Emily at [email protected] for details.

If you’re staying closer to home, there’s still time to reserve your Picnic-to-Go Package, which includes:
• A three-course ‘haute picnic’ basket for two, complete with wine
• Local pickup at the Museum, by appointment, on Saturday, July 31 between 10am and 2pm
• Opportunity to place proxy bids for live auction packages

Reserve a Picnic-to-Go online no later than Monday, July 26, noon (ET) at https://www.whalingmuseum.org/program/picnic-on-the-hill/.

Gather your pod under the tent in Paul Cuffe Park on Johnny Cake Hill for Picnic on the Hill. Celebrate summer, relax, reconnect and enjoy haute picnic foods, cocktails, live music, and conversation. At-home Picnic-on-the-Go option available.

See "The Other Side of the Harbor" at the Whaling Museum this weekend! https://www.whalingmuseum.org/exhibition/in-the-n...
07/23/2021

See "The Other Side of the Harbor" at the Whaling Museum this weekend! https://www.whalingmuseum.org/exhibition/in-the-neighborhood/

Featured Painting of the week currently on view in my “In the Neighborhood” exhibit at @whalingmuseum
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Also So very honored that this painting “The Other Side of the Harbor” has Sold and is now part of the permanent collection in the New Bedford Whaling Museum
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Acrylic & mixed media on canvas 60”x48”
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This piece talks about the Underground Railroad specific to New Bedford and the correlation with the New Bedford Whaling Industry.
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Giclee Prints & Note Cards Available at the gallery & online (link in bio)
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#mixedmediacollage #womanartist #femaleartist #contemporaryartist #cobtemporaryart #blackcontemporaryartist #montage #newbedfordma #newbedford #02740 #trinidadianartist #newbedfordartist #caribbeanartist #newbedfordwhalingmuseum #museumshow #history #neighborhood #neighborhoods #newbedfordneighborhoods #paintings

This morning we took #ACloserLook at a detail from this anonymous 19th century painting of a Chinese man in a blue robe....
07/22/2021

This morning we took #ACloserLook at a detail from this anonymous 19th century painting of a Chinese man in a blue robe. Royal Botanical Gardens conservator Eleanor Hasler described this type of painting in 2017: “Instead of being made from plant fibres matted together, as with traditional paper, the soft white support is a thin slice of the stem of the Tetrapanax papyrifer plant. The velvet-like texture of the pith ‘paper’ lends itself well to the application of watercolours, and its ability to absorb water to alter the surface characteristics means the paint layer is raised, creating an attractive embossed surface.” See this painting in the "East Meets West" exhibition.
#ArtUpClose #whalingmuseum

This morning we took #ACloserLook at a detail from this anonymous 19th century painting of a Chinese man in a blue robe. Royal Botanical Gardens conservator Eleanor Hasler described this type of painting in 2017: “Instead of being made from plant fibres matted together, as with traditional paper, the soft white support is a thin slice of the stem of the Tetrapanax papyrifer plant. The velvet-like texture of the pith ‘paper’ lends itself well to the application of watercolours, and its ability to absorb water to alter the surface characteristics means the paint layer is raised, creating an attractive embossed surface.” See this painting in the "East Meets West" exhibition.
#ArtUpClose #whalingmuseum

Take #ACloserLook at this 19th century motif. Can you tell what material this is painted on? Paper? Fabric? Something el...
07/22/2021

Take #ACloserLook at this 19th century motif. Can you tell what material this is painted on? Paper? Fabric? Something else? Can you guess the country of origin? Answers tonight at 7pm ET. #whalingmuseum

Take #ACloserLook at this 19th century motif. Can you tell what material this is painted on? Paper? Fabric? Something else? Can you guess the country of origin? Answers tonight at 7pm ET. #whalingmuseum

Slip on your best walking shoes on Thursday, July 22 to meet "New Bedford Women of Action," a guided outdoor tour with N...
07/21/2021

Slip on your best walking shoes on Thursday, July 22 to meet "New Bedford Women of Action," a guided outdoor tour with New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Rangers and Whaling Museum docents. We'll explore New Bedford history through the stories of fishing industry advocate Harriet Didricksen, Civil War nurse Martha Bush Gray, philanthropist Sarah Rotch Arnold, and international translator Lydia Grinnell Brown. Discover a side of history that you might not have known before, brought to you by the Whaling Museum project "Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast." This FREE 50-minute tour begins and ends at the New Bedford Whaling Museum and runs 2:30-3:30pm.
Learn more about Lighting the Way at https://historicwomensouthcoast.org/.

Slip on your best walking shoes on Thursday, July 22 to meet "New Bedford Women of Action," a guided outdoor tour with New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Rangers and Whaling Museum docents. We'll explore New Bedford history through the stories of fishing industry advocate Harriet Didricksen, Civil War nurse Martha Bush Gray, philanthropist Sarah Rotch Arnold, and international translator Lydia Grinnell Brown. Discover a side of history that you might not have known before, brought to you by the Whaling Museum project "Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast." This FREE 50-minute tour begins and ends at the New Bedford Whaling Museum and runs 2:30-3:30pm.
Learn more about Lighting the Way at https://historicwomensouthcoast.org/.

Kids - it's time to get ready for Creature Feature! Try the dolphin obstacle course today at the Whaling Museum! Meet us...
07/21/2021

Kids - it's time to get ready for Creature Feature! Try the dolphin obstacle course today at the Whaling Museum! Meet us there from 11am-1pm. Creature Feature is free for members and is included in the cost of #whalingmuseum admission. http://ow.ly/jbbS50FAxpz

Kids - it's time to get ready for Creature Feature! Try the dolphin obstacle course today at the Whaling Museum! Meet us there from 11am-1pm. Creature Feature is free for members and is included in the cost of #whalingmuseum admission. http://ow.ly/jbbS50FAxpz

We are pleased to host Music from Land's End Wareham  for two outdoor concerts this summer on July 23 and August 13. htt...
07/20/2021

We are pleased to host Music from Land's End Wareham for two outdoor concerts this summer on July 23 and August 13.
https://www.facebook.com/528859237320871/posts/1909176515955796/.

CONCERTS AT THE WHALING MUSEUM!
We are pleased to announce our appearance at the New Bedford Whaling Museum for several concerts this summer. We are offering two 50-minute concerts per day, with spaced seating and limited capacity.

Advance reservations are possible (but not required) via e-mail: [email protected] or telephone: 508-999-6276 ext. 222. Once again, entrance to our concerts is by donation at the door.

Friday, July 23: New Bedford Whaling Museum
Concert 1, 6pm | Concert 2, 8pm

Friday, August 13: New Bedford Whaling Museum
Concert 1, 6pm | Concert 2, 8pm

Concert 1 performances are with Diane Walsh, piano, Ariadne Daskalakis, violin, Sebastian Gottschick, viola and Paige Riggs, cello, performing Mozart’s Quartet in E-flat and Brahms’ Quartet in A.

Concert 2 performances are with Cynthia Roberts and Ariadne Daskalakis, baroque violins, Sebastian Gottschick, baroque viola and Phoebe Carrai, baroque cello, performing works by Haydn, Bach, Frescobaldi and Scarlatti.

We are thrilled to be able to offer you live concerts again this year and look forward to welcoming you to our performances!
With best wishes,
Ariadne Daskalakis, Director
www.MLEWareham.org
Supported by the Wareham Cultural Council of the Mass Cultural Council
Tax-deductible contributions to MLE Wareham are possible online at www.MLEWareham.org or via check, made out to MLEW c/o NBSO. (Address: 128 Union St., Suite 204; New Bedford, MA 02740)

Last week, we shared an 1862 game where players must solve clever visual word puzzles. Here are two more cards from the ...
07/20/2021

Last week, we shared an 1862 game where players must solve clever visual word puzzles. Here are two more cards from the game. We know the answer to the top card. The clue is "A Kingdom in Europe" [Answer: Portugal (port-tree-gal)]. The second card has us stumped. Can you solve the the riddle? Clue: "A Roman Catholic Official."
#riddle #WhalingMuseum #ObjectOfTheWeek

Last week, we shared an 1862 game where players must solve clever visual word puzzles. Here are two more cards from the game. We know the answer to the top card. The clue is "A Kingdom in Europe" [Answer: Portugal (port-tree-gal)]. The second card has us stumped. Can you solve the the riddle? Clue: "A Roman Catholic Official."
#riddle #WhalingMuseum #ObjectOfTheWeek

In a review of "A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art," for  GoLocalProv, Michael R...
07/20/2021
In New Bedford, a Rare and Wonderful Exhibition of Albert Pinkham Ryder — Michael Rose Fine Art

In a review of "A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art," for GoLocalProv, Michael Rose writes:
"...a rare and wonderful opportunity to see many of Ryder’s paintings in one place."
"Seeing Ryder’s work in his hometown rather than in New York or the nation’s capital is part of the thrill of this show."
"...one of the great American artists of any generation."
http://ow.ly/xQup50FzGVU
See #AWildNoteofLonging at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
https://www.whalingmuseum.org/exhibition/a-wild-note-of-longing/
#SummerInTheSeaport Michael Rose Fine Art

Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847 - 1917), may not be a household name but his contributions to American art are significant. An exhibition on view through October in the artist’s birthplace of New Bedford, Massachusetts, explores his art in its own right as well as within the context of modernist moveme...

Albert Pinkham Ryder was a distinguished poet as well as a profoundly influential artist. Now you can explore Ryder’s im...
07/19/2021

Albert Pinkham Ryder was a distinguished poet as well as a profoundly influential artist. Now you can explore Ryder’s imagination and vision through his poetry, the poetry of others (including your own), and the poetic themes in his paintings, during A POETIC VISION, a two-part virtual program. First up on July 29 is A CONVERSATION ABOUT RYDER’S POETIC VISION AND LEGACY. Join "A Wild Note of Longing" Guest Curator Christina Connett Brophy, PhD; New Bedford’s poet laureate Sarah Jane Mulvey; and local poet Elizabeth LaValley for this FREE online discussion. Everett Hoagland, New Bedford’s first poet laureate and professor of English at UMASS Dartmouth, will recite his original poem called "How to Paint a Poem," which was inspired by Ryder’s paintings and the book accompanying the Ryder exhibition. REGISTER for part one (the conversation) of #APoeticVision at http://ow.ly/8ZzB50FxEVl.
Learn more about #AWildNoteOfLonging and how you can submit your own poem to part two, Poets Respond to Albert Pinkham Ryder, at https://www.whalingmuseum.org/program/a-poetic-vision/.

Albert Pinkham Ryder was a distinguished poet as well as a profoundly influential artist. Now you can explore Ryder’s imagination and vision through his poetry, the poetry of others (including your own), and the poetic themes in his paintings, during A POETIC VISION, a two-part virtual program. First up on July 29 is A CONVERSATION ABOUT RYDER’S POETIC VISION AND LEGACY. Join "A Wild Note of Longing" Guest Curator Christina Connett Brophy, PhD; New Bedford’s poet laureate Sarah Jane Mulvey; and local poet Elizabeth LaValley for this FREE online discussion. Everett Hoagland, New Bedford’s first poet laureate and professor of English at UMASS Dartmouth, will recite his original poem called "How to Paint a Poem," which was inspired by Ryder’s paintings and the book accompanying the Ryder exhibition. REGISTER for part one (the conversation) of #APoeticVision at http://ow.ly/8ZzB50FxEVl.
Learn more about #AWildNoteOfLonging and how you can submit your own poem to part two, Poets Respond to Albert Pinkham Ryder, at https://www.whalingmuseum.org/program/a-poetic-vision/.

Feeling inspired by #AWildNoteofLonging? Or maybe you haven't had a chance to see this new #whalingmuseum exhibition abo...
07/19/2021
Canvas and Cocktails - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Feeling inspired by #AWildNoteofLonging? Or maybe you haven't had a chance to see this new #whalingmuseum exhibition about Albert Pinkham Ryder and a century of American art. Enjoy a private exhibition viewing, then unwind with a signature cocktail while you paint your own masterpiece at COCKTAILS and CANVAS on August 6. Painting At Splash will guide you while you just have a good time! Get all the details at https://www.whalingmuseum.org/program/canvas-and-cocktails/

Enjoy an exclusive exhibition viewing, then unwind with a signature cocktail while you paint your own masterpiece.

Dolphins take the stage in this week's #CreatureFeature video. Watch it now: https://youtu.be/bo3R0Mx0iyk. Head to the W...
07/19/2021

Dolphins take the stage in this week's #CreatureFeature video. Watch it now: https://youtu.be/bo3R0Mx0iyk. Head to the Whaling Museum on Wed, July 21 to try a dolphin obstacle course! New videos and hands-on activities are happening every week. #whalingmuseum #summerintheseaport

Dolphins take the stage in this week's #CreatureFeature video. Watch it now: https://youtu.be/bo3R0Mx0iyk. Head to the Whaling Museum on Wed, July 21 to try a dolphin obstacle course! New videos and hands-on activities are happening every week. #whalingmuseum #summerintheseaport

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18 Johnny Cake Hl
New Bedford, MA
02740

New Bedford Public Transportation Bus Schedule: http://www.srtabus.com/NBSchedu.htm Boston to New Bedford Bus Schedule: http://dattco.com/commuter_transportation/boston_bus_schedule.php

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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(508) 997-0046

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At the Whaling Museum, discover the rich history, art, science, and culture of Southcoast Massachusetts, and New Bedford's ties to the rest of the world, told through the stories of its people. Surrounded by cobblestone streets once strolled by Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville, the Museum is conveniently located within the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Book a timed-entry ticket at https://www.whalingmuseum.org/tickets/.

Dive into whale biology, ecology and behavior, and marine mammal conservation. Marvel at massive whale skeletons and the world’s largest ship model, the Lagoda – a half-scale model of a 19th century whaling vessel. Learn how Yankee whalers sailed the seven seas and see how famous maritime artists portrayed their voyages. See a digital replica of America's longest painting in motion - the incredible “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World.” The original 1848 painting is longer than the Empire State Building is tall!

The Museum’s collections number in excess of 750,000 items, including the world’s largest collections of scrimshaw, whaling logbooks and journals. At the Museum’s gift shop, The White Whale, browse books on maritime, whaling, and local history, as well as unique gifts related to the collection. Wheelchair accessible. Currently operating on a reduced schedule: Thursday-Sunday, 10am - 4 pm.


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Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Amanda McMullen, Joclyne Nunes, and all the Museum staff for their support of and guidance with last night's Melville Society lecture! Prof. Steven Olsen-Smith offered wise and brilliant insight into the question of human progress in Melville's work, especially MOBY-DICK. The virtual space afforded large attendance and generous questions and discussion. We in the MSCP are immensely grateful for this encouraging response and hope to engage more directly with Marathon readers during this afternoon's Chat with a Scholar. Looking forward eagerly to the 25th MOBY-DICK Marathon!
Whales save train.
Not what I expected. Very cool place. Hope to visit again.
Making its Debut: From renowned author Michael Shelden, featuring an original score by Michael B White. Free for Amazon Prime Members!!
This Sunday at 4pm on Facebook Live! Join David Coffin and special guests John Roberts and Tony Barrand in a Maritime Voyage in Song. Download the lyrics and sing along! #RevelsConnects #CultureConnectsUs
Join us Sunday May 17 at 4pm for this special Facebook Live event with David Coffin! #RevelsConnects #MusicConnectsUs
I just saw on Antiques Roadshow a 3 volume set of Moby Dick signed by illustrator Rockwell Kent, in the original aluminum slipcase and a piece of wrapping paper that went with the set. Estimated at auction: $12,000-$15,000 !
There is a new chapter in the Marine Mammals of Rhode Island series, by Dr. Bob Kenney, of URI, that might be of interest to Facebook friends of the New Bedford Whaling Museum:
Thank you for hosting Free Fun Friday last week! My daughter had so much fun crawling inside the model heart and climbing on the whaling ship! Informative and fun for the family, you guys are awesome! We'll be back for sure!
Took our Grandchildren to the Museum and so appreciate the experience they were afforded today. There were many people offering information and greetings to the visitors. Thank you so much for opening your doors today.
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to New York and New England Heritage (Historical and Genealogical) Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island to honor their Ancestors, and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. A significant amount of the Mariners were from New England. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2244490/sailors-snug-harbor-cemetery Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/caretakers-shoot-down-plans-for-monument-for-fallen-sailors/ The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. You can help support the Descendants by writing a Letter of Support using the Support Letter Writing Instructions at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx
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