Suffolk County Historical Society: ‘Long Island Whalers of Color,’ Feb 24


Long Island Whalers of Color

with Sandi Brewster-Walker

Saturday, February 24, 2018 – 1:00 PM
Free admission + light refreshments

This illustrated presentation by Long Island Indigenous People Museum Executive Director Sandi Brewster-Walker will focus on the whaling captains and crews of color on the Long Island Sound, highlighting the genealogies and experiences of the local men who hunted the whale during the peak years of 1840 to 1860. The speaker will also discuss her experiences researching ship records, logbooks, crew lists, and other resources, as well as the journeys, destinations, ship wrecks, and whaling vessels of Long Island’s whalers of color. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Historian, genealogist, business owner, and freelance writer, Sandi Brewster-Walker is a recipient of a 2017 Press Club of Long Island Media Award. Her columns have appeared in the Amityville Record, Babylon Beacon, Massapequa Post, and LI Boating World, among other publications. A Dowling College graduate, Brewster-Walker served as Deputy Director of the Office of Communications in the Department of Agriculture during the Clinton Administration. Her book, A Colored Girl from Long Island, tells the story of her early life in North Amityville.


300 West Main St.  Riverhead, NY 11901


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