Interning at the Research Library

Interning at the Research LibraryUMASS Amherst Emily Esten has just completed her internship in the Research Library. Below are her reflections on the experience: The New Bedford Whaling Museum has always been a fascinating place … No blog post last week, but I wrote this one specifically for the Whaling Museum Research Library’s blog!

I could write about a lot of exciting things that have happned this week, but if you’ve been following me on Twitter, you know there’s only one thing on my mind: the Charles W. Morgan is home! The Morgan is a beautiful whaling vessel, the last surviving wooden whaling ship from the 19th century American … Continue reading

Rev. Mr. Thurber’s Poem to the Seamen’s Bethel

I’ve been working through a few projects this past week for my internship, and working with the microfilm has certainly been exciting! (But more on that later.) One of my tasks was looking into the history of the plaque outside the Seamen’s Bethel in New Bedford. I found this poem, printed in The Morning Mercury, … Continue reading Rev. Mr. Thurber’s Poem to the Seamen’s Bethel