“O’er the wide and tractless sea”: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt” with Michael P. Dyer

Michael P. Dyer, Curator of History at New Bedford Whaling Museum and author of “O’er the wide and tractless sea”: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt discusses  the paintings and drawings found in log books, journals and manuscripts of America’s nineteenth century whaling heritage. Dyer highlights specific pieces of artwork and brings them together in the context of American maritime culture.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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