A Live, Virtual Program: From Whaling To War
June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
From Whaling to War is about the Life Story of George Washington Barrett, He was the great grand father of ,Roxbury, Ct. resident, Vail Barrett . During his early career he sailed as a Whaler out of Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, New York . He later enlisted as a Union Civil War Navy Gun Boat Captain. . Vail Barrett will share his story through eye witness accounts, family letters and Capt. Barrett’s Naval action reports. A brief history of George Washington Barrett’s Captain, Charles W. Flusser and fellow Naval Commander William Cushing, will also be discussed . Finally the story of Captain Barrett ‘s last career as an East Coast Schooner Captain, will conclude Vail‘s story about his Great Grand Father’s remarkable life !