Yankee Ships and Sailors in the Pacific Ocean By Mary Malloy Tuesday, January 10, 2017 1:00 P.M. Hindle Auditorium Wheaton College
Bostonians burst in to the Pacific Ocean at the end of the eighteenth century with an enthusiasm for exploiting resources and expanding trade, in a few decades there were more ships from Massachusetts in the Pacific than from any country in Europe. It was a new ocean for a new nation, and by the end of the nineteenth century more than 12,000 Yankee voyages were made beyond Cape Horn.
In this illustrated lecture, Dr. Mary Malloy will introduce the ships and people involved in New England’s Pacific trade; their environmental, social and cultural impact on indigenous people in the region; and will describe some of the extraordinary objects brought back from Asia, Polynesia and the Northwest Coast for museums in America. Mary Malloy has been on the faculty of the Museum Studies program at the Harvard Extension School and won the teaching prize there in 2010. She was a Professor of Maritime Studies at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole for 25 years and sailed with college under graduates to the South Pacific, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Northwest Coast.
Mary has a Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University, MA. degrees from Brown and Boston College; a BA. in Music from the University of Washington The author of three novels and four works about maritime history, her book Devil on the Deep Blue Sea: won the Lyman Book Award for maritime biography in 2006.
Please bring no food or drink into Hindle Auditorium
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