Talk Recalls Schooner Era in Mattapoisett

Come relive a time when working coastal schooners frequented Mattapoisett Harbor as authors Robert Demanche, Donald F. Tucker, and Caroline B. Tucker present “The Last of the Fairhaven Coasters: The Story of Captain Claude S. Tucker & the Schooner Coral.” This entertaining and informative talk, open to the public, is free (donations welcome) and will be held at the Mattapoisett Historical Society, 5 Church Street, on Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 pm.

Captain Tucker and the Coral were among the last, if not the last, to carry cargo from Mattapoisett by sail, much like Captain Benjamin Hammond did in the Dolphin 225 years before. This is just one of several connections and curious coincidences linking Captain Tucker, the Coral, and the town.

Based on the authors’ new book published by The History Press, the presentation is sponsored by the Mattapoisett Historical Society and features vintage photographs, artifacts, and audio recordings. For more information please call 508-758-2844, email, or log on to

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