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Rhode Island Shipwrecks: An Evening of Maritime Misfortune in the Ocean State

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$15 – $20

The record of shipwrecks in Rhode Island begins immediately after the arrival of Europeans in the early 17th century with the grounding of a Dutch trading vessel, and thousands more vessels came to grief in its waters in the following centuries, through bad weather, human error, equipment failure, and military action. Some of these shipwrecks were epic disasters, with many fatalities and the total loss of the vessel; others were relatively minor misfortunes in which the ships were salvageable. Come see the dramatic pictures and hear the fascinating stories of a select sample of shipwrecks!

Charlotte Taylor is the author of Images of America: Rhode Island Shipwrecks, published in 2017. She is an archaeologist at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, where her job includes maintaining an inventory of the location and condition of the state’s shipwrecks (and very occasionally diving on them!).

Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $20
Website:
http://bit.ly/HerreshoffLectureTickets

Venue

Herreshoff Marine Museum
One Burnside Street
Bristol, RI 02809 United States
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Phone:
4012535000
Website:
www.herreshoff.org

Organizer

Herreshoff Marine Museum / America’s Cup Hall of Fame
Phone:
4012535000
Email:
info@herreshoff.org
Website:
One Burnside Street