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Speaker Series Continues with A Day in the Life of Scallop Captain Chris Wright

New Bedford, MA – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center’s A Day in the Life speaker series continues on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. with Captain Chris Wright.

Chris Wright was born in New Bedford and raised in Fairhaven. His family has been connected to the fishing industry for 4 generations. Both his father and grandfather worked in the industry.  Now he, his two brothers, and his two sons are all fishermen.  Chris made his first fishing trip at the age of 12 during summer vacation.  He had to tell his Little League coach he was going to have to miss all the games that week!

Chris is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. After graduation, he started as an engineer then worked his way up to mate and eventually to captain. He has been a captain for over 25 years and is currently Captain of two scallop vessels –  F/V Huntress and F/V Harvester. Chris will discuss the fishery, the gear, and his daily life at sea, providing a firsthand account of the work and life of a scallop captain.

Admission to A Day in the Life is free to members and volunteers; $5 for non-members.  The Center is handicap accessible through the parking lot entrance. Free off-street parking available  The Center is located at 38 Bethel Street in New Bedford’s historic downtown.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through archives, exhibits, and programs. For more information please contact the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center at: info@fishingheritagecenter.org or call (508) 993-8894.

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38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-993-8894

Located in New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives.

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