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Whaling in New England with Dr. Michael Pregot

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March 21
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ticket Included with Museum Admission
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Cape Cod Museum of Art
60 Hope Lane
Dennis, Massachusetts
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Whaling in New England with Dr. Michael Pregot
Thursday, March 21, at 2:00 pm
Included with Museum Admission

Many different forms of whaling have been used in Cape Cod. Drift, shore, herding, and artic whaling have all been practiced at one time or another. Each specific form of whaling has a small history connected to it. In the early 1800s whaling was among the most profitable enterprises in the United States, second only to textiles. It remained strong for six decades. The reason why whale products are so valuable as well as the rationale as to why the whaling center moved from first from Nantucket, then to Wellfleet, then to New Bedford, and eventually to Provincetown will be told. Retelling the storied lives of several successful Cape Cod whaling captains makes the session come alive.

Dr. Michael Pregot has spent over half a century in the field of education. He has served as a Modern Language teacher, a high school principal, a district-wide school superintendent, a professor of education, and a University Director of an Educational Leadership Department. He has published several articles and a textbook on the dispositions needed to be an efficient school official. He has lived on the Cape for several years with his wife, Judith. He is still an online professor and author. The maritime history of the Cape has caught his attention for the past few years. He is currently studying the complexity of slave trading and abolitionism in Cape Cod.


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