Whalers Tour

The Bridgehampton Historical Society

    The third of four tours through the Bridgehampton Historical Society’s whaling exhibit, “Bridgehampton Whalers — A Farmer’s Life at Sea,” happens next Thursday at noon at the William Corwith House Museum there. Julie Greene, the society’s curator, will lead the tour. The exhibit celebrates men from Bridgehampton and nearby who went to sea to hunt whales and later retired as farmers. Through excerpts from whaling logs, artwork by Claus Hoie, furniture once belonging to whaling captains, scrimshaw, and exotic mementos brought back from around the world, the danger, excitement, and rewards of hunting the whale are revealed.
    The casual, narrated tour lasts about 40 minutes. The last tour will take place on April 13, a Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. Tours are free and open to all. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. except for holidays.