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    Name: Presentation and Book Signing with Marsha Hall Brown
    Date: July 24, 2019
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    Join Egan Maritime and author, Marsha Hall Brown, at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum for a talk about her new book, Under Sun, Stars and Sails: A Whaling Family's Life at Sea (published by Spinner Publications). Following her presentation, Marsha will be available to answer questions and to sign copies of her book.

    Copies of Under Sun, Stars and Sails will be available for purchase at the Museum.

    Marsha's talk will begin at 2:30pm. This program is included with regular Museum admission. 

    Under Sun, Stars and Sails is the story of a 19th century family’s real-life adventures at sea during two whaling voyages. This intimate account tells a unique story of Nantucket whaling master, Captain Joseph Marshall and his wife, Malvina Pinkham Marshall, who became partners in the whaling industry while at the same time devoted themselves to each other and created a distinctive family life with their young daughter, Helen, as they sailed the world’s wide oceans in search of whales.

    Author Marsha Hall Brown is a descendant of Nantucket whaling masters and the island’s founding families. For many years she has been a donor and volunteer for acquisitions at New England libraries and museums. She is a retired professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies with degrees from California State Universities Hayward and Fullerton. As a writer, she is the recipient of honors from the American Library Association and Maxwell Gold Medals from the Dog Writers Association of America. A longtime summer resident of Nantucket, she lives with her husband in Murrieta, California where she also writes on topics related to women’s studies and pure-bred dogs.

    Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
    158 Polpis Road
    Nantucket, MA 02554
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, July 24
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    This program is included with regular Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum admission 
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