North & South Rivers Watershed Association

How Seaweed Changed the Demographics of Scituate

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
South Shore Natural Science Center

Part of our Free WaterWatch Lecture Series.
David Ball, President – Scituate Historical Society

An out-of-work fisherman walking a Scituate beach in the 1840s stumbles across a familiar species of seaweed, and from this unexpected moment of discovery grows a series of events that cause a cascade of change for the quiet little community that is still being felt today. Join historian and author David Ball as he explains how this particular marine algae found off the coast of Scituate dramatically altered the social fabric of this South Shore town forever.

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