Swordfish Tales

August 2, 2015

By Marilou Newell | The Wanderer By the age of ten, Tom Brownell had witnessed the thrill and the danger associated with swordfishing.One day, while hunting for swordfish, about 30 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard with his Dad, a fish was “ironed.” But on this day, the enormous animal reared up from underneath their boat […]

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Historical Society showcases interesting and unusual collections

February 27, 2015

By Georgia Sparling | Sippican Week MATTAPOISETT — There are literally thousands of things in Nate Bekemeier’s glass topped display cabinet, and he has a story for almost every one. “Most of these things have reasons for being in here. Some are stupid, some are personal,” he said. There are sheep teeth from a French […]

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Historical Society uses grant to preserve town maps

December 25, 2014

By Georgia Sparling | Sippican Week MATTAPOISETT — When it comes to novelists researching old sea captains, residents looking for information on their heirs and surveyors tracking down boundary lines, the Mattapoisett Historical Society is the place to go. But, finding relevant documents for such a variety of interests is challenging. “We get a lot […]

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Historical Society Fall Festival showcases agricultural past

October 18, 2014

Sippican Week MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Historical Society held its annual Fall Festival on Saturday afternoon where kids and parents tried their hand at old-fashioned activities. Kids pressed fresh apple cider using antique tools, made corn husk dolls, carved pumpkins and raced on stilts. Peter’s Farm in Acushnet and Stop and Shop donated the apples, […]

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