Amistad’s return voyage to Cuba, April 12

Captain Sean S. Bercaw will present an illustrated talk, titled Full Sail into Cuba on the Amistad on Thursday, April 12, part of the museum’s 22nd annual Sailors’ Series lecture programs.

Captain of the Amistad, former Naval Officer and Master Mariner, Sean S. Bercaw has sailed over 160,000 nautical miles under sail. He shares the fascinating narrative of sailing the Amistad reproduction, in 2010, into the Cuban waters where the 1839 story – which was the subject of the 1997 Steven Spielberg movie, Amistad – began. The revolt of the Amistad’s African captives, their takeover of the ship and the ensuing court battle is an inspiring human story that, in a case successfully argued by former President John Quincy Adams, culminated in their freedom being granted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Admission: $15 members; $20 non-members. For tickets, call (508) 997-0046 Ext. 100.

The 2012 lecture series is presented by BayCoast Bank, and sponsored in part by C.E. Beckman, and Hampton Inn Fairhaven/New Bedford.

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One response to “Amistad’s return voyage to Cuba, April 12

  1. I have an item { whale bone?} Carved beautiful picture of woman waveing to a ship that is departing. The Whaler Dove of New Bedford carved on it. Looks like something a crew member would have put tobacco in but I am not sure what it is. It has a lid. Please help identify.

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