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“A History of Captain Penniman: Whaling Captain, Gentleman Farmer and Eastham Citizen”
August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented By: Susan Abbott
Susan Abbott is a volunteer at the Cape Cod National Seashore, where she has been giving tours of the Captain Penniman House and the Three Sisters Lighthouses for five years. She lives in Eastham, right around the corner from the Penniman house and is always eager to learn more about her famous and fascinating neighbors, the Pennimans.
Captain Edward Penniman was one of the most successful whaling captains of the 19th century. He was born in Eastham and lived his whole life here, except for the 22 years that he was at sea hunting whales. We’ll talk about Captain Penniman’s extraordinary whaling career, his home on Fort Hill and his life in Eastham after he retired from whaling.
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