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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.


Pico. Russell & Purrington, A Whaling Voyage 'Round the World, 1848.

Please join us to recognize and honor the Portuguese People and to celebrate their significant contributions to the maritime heritage of New Bedford

September 10, 5:30 p.m.

AZOREAN WHALEMAN GALLERY – Unveiling and Dedication

The Azorean Whaleman Gallery is a gift of the Government of Portugal honoring the Portuguese people and their significant contribution to the maritime heritage of New Bedford.

Whaling in Faial, 1940-1984 – Exhibition of photography from the Azores

Arthur Moniz Retrospective – Celebrating 45 years of painting the South Coast, Ships and the Sea

(The evening’s events are sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank)

September 24, 5:00 p.m.

COMMUNITIES OF WHALING EXHIBITION – New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

October 22, 4:00 p.m.


The Honorable Carlos Manuel Martins do Vale César, President of the Regional Government of the Azores

Signing of a Protocol between the Azores, New Bedford and San Francisco

Commemoration of the Bourne Building

Re-Launching of the Lagoda

Dedication of the Azorean Arch

Pelo sinal do Espírito Santo – Exhibition of photography from the Azores

How to Tag a Whale

Museum colleague, Rui Prieto, who works in the Departamento de Oceanografia e Pescas (DOP) at the University of the Azores in Horta, Faial, has been tracking big baleen whales.  He and others in the DOP do so by attaching satellite tags to the backs of these animals.  Here’s a video clip of Rui shooting a tag into a whale.

For more about The Great Whales Satellite Telemetry Program, the whales that are currently tagged or those that had been tagged, visit their site at Great Whales Satellite Telemetry Program.