Richard Patch has been hauling traps in Swampscott for 40 years. On Wednesday he will share some of his lobstering stories and video in the “Tales from the Fish House” lecture series.
The Swampscott Yacht Club (SYC) is host to this community lecture series which is free and open to the public.
“There are many colorful stories to be told about Swampscott’s past and present, and we hope that Tales from the Fish House will be a become a tradition in Swampscott,’’ said Steve Speranza, Commodore of the SYC. The aim of the lecture series is to share the richness of community life and the history of coastal Swampscott, as well as introduce community members to the Fish House. Members of the SYC, a volunteer club founded in 1933, enjoy socializing, fishing, sailing, power boating, kayaking, and rowing.
The SYC provides launch services for the community sailing program and Swampscott Harbormaster. The SYC is located on the second floor of the Fish House on Humphrey Street, which was built in 1896 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. New members are welcome!
Wednesday’s lecture begins at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Please visit www.swampscottyachtclub.org for details.