Join the Mattapoisett Historical Society and Seth Mendell on Sunday, August 31 at 5:00 pm at the Gazebo in Shipyard Park as he details the life and achievements of one of Mattapoisett’s most prominent and fascinating individuals: Joseph Meigs.
Born in 1776, Joseph Meigs became a master carpenter in the shipyards at the turn of the 19th century and invested in land on the waterfront. He established a tavern – now the Inn at Shipyard Park – and his own shipyard. Interested in law and politics, Meigs earned a law degree and became a circuit judge for the Great and General Court of Plymouth. Later he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and then the State Senate.