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Maritime Gloucester Spring Lecture Series -Leading Ladies: Viking Gustafson

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23 Harbor Loop

Gloucester, MA 01930

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The lecture series continues with Viking Gustafson entitled "Hauling the Commercial Fleet: A harborside chat with Gloucester Marine Railway

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The Spring Lecture Series presents "Leading Ladies: Defining the Discussion of Maritime Science and History". This series will tell stories of exploration, science, research, historical preservation, adventure and the working waterfront from the perspective of the women who engage and lead in these issues every day.

Since 1859 the Rocky Neck Marine Railways, now known as the Gloucester Marine Railways Corp., has maintained and repaired thousands of fishing, commercial and pleasure boats from the wooden schooners of the last century to the present day steel and fiberglass vessels. With an impressive list of services and many hauling options, this essential yard has been operated for the past 21 years by Viking Gustafson. Join us as Viking gives us a look inside the workings of a centuries-old marine railway in America’s oldest port and tells some stories of projects past and future. If we are lucky, we might even hear about the time she hauled 25,000 honeybees!

Viking Gustafson was born in Jamestown, New York. She has her BA from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and her MDiv from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has been working on the water since 1978 and been on various passenger vessel service roles. She received her USCG license in 1980. She previously worked at Thompson Island Outward Bound as their Operations Director but has been General Manager of Gloucester Marine Railways since 1998.

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