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Fifth Annual International Whale Boat Regatta

Lots of fun happenings at the New Bedford Whaling Museum this week/weekend! The Fifth Annual International Whale Boat Regatta is from 7-14 Sept. The New Bedford Whaling Museum is hosting some great events from 9-12 Sep:

Thursday 9/9
11:00 a.m. Guided Tour of the New Bedford…Whaling Museum
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Men’s practice (W. Rodney French Blvd, N.B.)
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Whaling Museum Azorean Folk Dancing
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Symposium: Whaling Museum
Whaling in the Azores, Manuel Francisco da Costa, Museo de Pico
7:00 p.m. Case dos Botes – Meet the Crew
7:30 p.m. Alfred Lewis and the American Dream , Dr. Frank F. Sousa UMD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, Whaling Museum Theater

Friday 9/10
10:00 a.m. Sailing Competition Women’s Modified Division – Clark’s Cove
5:30 Parade from Casa dos Botos to the Whaling Museum with Grupo de Musica Tradicional – Ilhas de Bruma

Azorean Whalemen Gallery – Unveiling and Dedication
The Azorean Whalemen Gallery is a gift of the government of Portugal honoring the Portuguese people and their significant contribution to the maritime heritage of New Bedford

Whaling in Faial, 1940-1984
Traveling exhibition on 20th century operations to its conclusion

Arthur Moniz Retrospective
Celebrating more than four decades painting the South Coast, ships and the sea

The public is cordially invited to attend all activities and museum admission is free for all of the evening’s events, which are being sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank.

Saturday 9/11
11:00 a.m. Sailing Competition – Men’s Division

Sunday 9/12
9:00 Rowing Competition Men and Women
6:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

For more info go to: www.azoreanwhaleboats.com.

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