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Canceled – 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 !


June 4
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm