Ruth and Abby chat about Stone Fleet & offer tree ornament craft

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News Release Date: December 2, 2014

Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105

How did New Bedford's whaleships become part of a Civil War military strategy in Charleston Harbor? Come find out on Thursday evening, December 11 from 6:00-8:00 PM, at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's visitor center. Ruth and Abby, the national park's 1850s ladies, will be chatting about how whaleships were a part of the Stone Fleet. Then join Ruth and Abby in making paper tree ornaments on the 2nd floor of the Corson building. Exploring the story of the "Stone Fleet" expands the New B Under the Sea project, which invites everyone to join in with the park and partners to discover the fate of New Bedford's whaleships. Follow along and view the "Stone Fleet" as it lies underwater today at courtesy of Maritime Research Division, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina Columbia. The event takes place at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's visitor center, 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford.As always, the event is open to all, and admission is free. For more information about AHA! night, go to


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