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History of Portuguese Fishing in Stonington

July 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for Fred Calabretta’s presentation, Stonington’s Portuguese Fishermen, on July 27th at 6pm at the La Grua Center! This project draws extensively from Mystic Seaport’s 1990s Stonington Fishing oral history project.  Sharing details mined from interviews with fishermen and their family members, Fred will describe the extensive involvement of Portuguese families in the town’s fishing industry. He will also share details about fishing, family life, and traditions. Let’s get hooked on history!

Event is free to attend.

About the Speaker

Fred Calabretta retired last year from his position as Director of Collections Management and Senior Curator at Mystic Seaport Museum.

For 40 years he worked closely with the Museum’s remarkable collections of artifacts, art, and photographs. Fred is also an oral historian and has conducted hundreds of oral history interviews and taught oral history workshops in 20 states.

In the early 1990s he developed and managed Mystic Seaport’s Stonington Fishing Oral History Project, which will provide the foundation for his July 27th presentation focusing on the Portuguese fishermen of Stonington.



July 27, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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