Paul Cuffe: His Purpose, Partners and Properties

If the name Paul Cuffe is unfamiliar to you, the virtual library discussion with authors David Cole and Betty Slade about their work, “Paul Cuffe: His Purpose, Partners and Properties,” will shine a light on this South Coast mariner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Cuffe, a man born on Cuttyhunk Island in 1759 to a formerly enslaved West African father and Wampanoag mother, built a business empire that included shipping along the Atlantic coast and shipbuilding in Westport, Massachusetts. Join the Mattapoisett Free Public Library and moderator Corey Nuffer on Saturday, February 27, at 2:00 pm for a glimpse of this fascinating man from the eyes of Cole and Slade.

            Registration is required for you to receive the Zoom meeting information. Zoom information will be sent the day before the presentation. You can register by sending an email to or by completing the registration form on our online calendar of events. Call the library at 508-758-4171 or email to if you have questions. This program is part of the Purrington Lecture Series, a presentation of the Mattapoisett Library Trust, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to expanding the role of the library in the community.

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