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The New Bedford Whaling Ship Catalpa

A South Coast Tale for St. Patrick’s Day

What does a prison break, Queen Victoria, and Australia have to do with St. Patrick’s Day in New Bedford? The answer lies in a thrilling 1876 escape from a remote Australian prison involving six Irish Nationalists, a secret agent, a rowboat and a fearless sea captain. Sarah Rose, Curator of Education at the New Bedford …

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