Martha's Vineyard Museum

Waterfront Series: Edgartown - Business on Great Waters

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 to 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

Event Type

Lecture

Cost

$8 Members/ $12 non-Members

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