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Captain Henry Green, Long Island Whaler and Treasure Hunter: A lecture by Rosemary McKinley

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Captain Henry Green, Long Island Whaler and Treasure Hunter

A lecture by Rosemary McKinley

September 9th from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Author and storyteller Rosemary McKinley has dug deep into the life and whaling adventures of Captain Henry Green (1794-1873), who was born in Sag Harbor and went to sea for the first time aboard the ship Fair Helen in 1817. He worked his way up to captain on many sailing vessels and achieved substantial wealth before ending his career. He kept a log book on his last voyage to California on the Sabina that tells so much about the man and life at sea.

The book is about the whaling industry as much as it about this ordinary man who led an extraordinary life.

The author has been doing presentations at historical societies, libraries, museums and book stores.