Tonight, “The Azores: From Whaler’s Refuge to Sailor’s Destination” with Victor Pinheiro

Join us tonight
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Start Time: 7:30 pm

New Bedford whaleships regularly stopped in the Azores to replenish their supplies and take on additional crew members. Today, the Azores are a popular destination for sailors and tourists seeking pleasant sailing and picturesque scenery.

Victor Pinheiro, President of the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society and avid sailor, will trace the historical relationship between New Bedford and the Azores and highlight the cultural ties that still bind the two locations. He will engage the audience with tales of Azorean life and culture, sailing around the Azores and planning maritime regattas.

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