Join us for a short program about the maritime history of the Cape. Dr. Pregot has spent over 50 years in education, and recently has been studying the contributions that each Cape Cod town has made to the overall richness of maritime life. His talk will focus on the different forms of whaling through history. In the early 1800's, whaling was deemed to be the second most profitable enterprise in the United States, remaining so for at least three decades. Dr. Pregot will explain the reasons why whale products were so valuable, and why whaling centers moved from Nantucket, to Sag Harbor, to New Bedford, and eventually to Providence. The storied lives of some well-known Cape Cod whaling captains will make the session come alive.