ONLINE: Famous Long Island Shipwrecks

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Registration for this event will close on January 27, 2022 @ 7:00pm.
There are 37 seats remaining.

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Learn about prominent Long Island shipwrecks from historian, author and retired Newsday reporter Bill Bleyer. This presentation will include maritime disasters from the Prins Maurits carrying colonists to what would become Delaware, to the HMS Culloden wrecked at Montauk during the American Revolution, the Mexico and Bristol carrying immigrants during the early 1800s, the fire that destroyed the steamship Lexington in 1840 – Long Island Sound’s worst calamity – to the sinking of the USS San Diego in World War I and the loss of the tugboat Gwendoline Steers in a 1962 winter storm. This program will be online via ZOOM. 


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