Claire T. Carney Library Associates Present Norwegian Lifelines
Presentation: Voices from the Waterfront: Portrait of the New Bedford Fishing Industry
When: 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Where: Claire T. Carney Library Browsing Area (1st Floor)
Cost: Free, donations welcome.
Kirsten Bendiksen, of Norwegian descent with family ties to the New Bedford scallop industry and co-author Laura Orleans, a folklorist, will present a slideshow of photographs and share excerpts from their recently released book, Voices From The Waterfront. A book signing and reception to follow. Hope to see you there!
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Title: History Helping Science in the Quinebaug River Study
Presenter: Dr. Neil Fennessey, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date: Wednesday, April 14th
Time: Noon to 1 PM
Location: Library Browsing Area
A Carney Library/Faculty Senate Brown Bag Lecture
The construction of an electric power-plant in central Massachusetts worried state and federal environmental regulators. Already concerned about how the Quinebaug river might be impacted during sustained dry spells by US Army Corps of Engineers flood control dam operations, regulators and environmentalists alike felt the power plant would make things much worse for the aquatic ecosystem. A historical study of how the river was developed by the early textile industry combined with a study of how the river flows with and without dams cleared up important misunderstandings.
Contact Matt Sylvain (x8682 or email@example.com) for more information.
Image from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USACE_Westville_Lake_and_Dam.jpg