Edgartown was, for much of the nineteenth century, a place where land met sea in a rough-hewn industrial district that serviced its own whaling fleet and that of shoal-bound Nantucket as well. When the whaling industry died, the town seemed destined die with it, until the improbable success of an unlikely business venture began its transformation into a summer resort. Join MVM research librarian Bow Van Riper as he traces the rise and fall (and rise) of the Vineyard's oldest port.
Friday, June 15 at 7:00pm
Harborview Hotel, Edgartown Room 121 North Water Street, Edgartown