A Lecture by Seth Mendell: The Elizabeth Islands

Bartholomew Gosnold, sailing for the Queen of England in 1602, named the string of islands separating Buzzard’s 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, September 2, 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 at the Mattapoisett Historical Society at 5 Church St., Mattapoisett, at 5:30 pm. Questions? Call 508-758-2844 or email info@mattapoisetthistoricalsociety.org.

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