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
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.