The Elizabeth Islands – Chapter III

Bartholomew Gosnold, sailing for the Queen of England in 1602, named the string of islands separating Buzzards Bay from Vineyard Sound for his Queen. Seth Mendell in his previous lectures traced in detail the colorful history of Cuttyhunk and Naushon Islands.

On Sunday, February 12, Seth will talk about the remaining three islands of the Elizabeth chain. His comments will include the fishing camp on the island of Pasque, the proposed state penitentiary on Nashawena and the leper colony on Penikese. The lecture will be held in the meeting room of the Mattapoisett Library at 2 PM.


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