"She Went A-Whaling - Stories of Women Whalers and those Left Ashore"
"She Went A-Whaling - Stories of Women Whalers and those Left Ashore", a lecture by Sarah Rose, Curator of Education at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
With the depletion of cetacean stock, whaling voyages lengthened by years leaving whalemens’ wives onshore tending to the family businesses and making ends meet. Some of the Captains’ wives, however, chose to climb aboard the whaleships, committing to a life of adventure, boredom and sheer terror. Explore the world of 19th century whaling through the eyes of the women who ensured the success of the “City That Lit the World”.