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New Jersey Shipwrecks: 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic
Monday, April 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
“New Jersey Shipwrecks” presented by Margaret Buchholz
A slide show and reading from the dramatic New Jersey Shipwrecks: 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic takes you on a gripping voyage through the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,”a name bestowed upon the state’s treacherous shoals and inlets. Before this coastline became a summer playground of second homes and resort beaches, it was a wild frontier of uninhabited and shifting sandbars. From the days of sail to steam and oil, ships (and even submarines) have been drawn to this coast. And for thousands of vessels, it became their final resting place.
Explore this history, along with the development of the U.S. Coast Guard from its 1848 origin as the Lifesaving Service, through illustrations, photographs, and readings from the harrowing memories of survivors and observers. Immerse yourself in the storm-tossed surf and get caught in the swirling wreck-filled waters, and fires of maritime disasters like the Morro Castle, and come away with a sense of shared survival as well as respect for the brave heroes and lost souls of this book.
Books may be available for purchase. 7:00 p.m. at the Haddon Heights Library,
608 Station Ave in Haddon Heights. Contact number: 732 814 0865