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Captain Bob Wallace launches the 2019 Sailors’ Series with “The Research Vessel Abel-J: Her Concept, Design, and Tales of Voyages Toward the Ends of the Earth.” Launched in 1989, the Abel-J was specially outfitted to help researcher William Watkins study and record marine mammal sounds. These recordings helped launch the modern whale and marine mammal conservation movement. Captain Wallace, the vessel’s former captain, will talk about how the Abel-J was uniquely outfitted for research and will share stories of adventures at sea with researchers who are celebrated in the Museum’s newly expanded “Whales Today” exhibition. Reception 6 pm; lecture 6:30 pm. Whaling Museum members $15; non-members $20. The Sailors’ Series is supported by Ruth and Hope Atkinson.