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America's First Whalemen

at Rogers Mansion | Fri Feb 22


Rogers Mansion

17 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
Tel: 6312832494
Contact Name: Laurie Collins
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Date & Time

11:00 AM
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
Cost: Free Event

John Strong, who was a professor of History and American Studies for many years at Long Island

University, will give a power point presentation related to his latest book, “America’s First Whalemen: The Indian Shore Whalers on Long Island, 1650-1750,” just published by Arizona Press. He will trace the development of “ye whale design” on the southern shores of Long Island in that period when the Shinnecocks, Unkechaugs and Montauketts were successfully hunting whales. Many founding families formed companies and employed Indians to hunt the North Atlantic Right Whale, a capital enterprise that launched Long island into the emerging global economy.