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Shipwrecks of Cape Cod

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Cape Cod’s outer beach, often referred to as the “Graveyard of Ships,” has always been known for its shipwrecks. Between 1626 and the mid-twentieth century, this solitary forty-mile stretch of beach and sandbars saw the demise of over 3,000 vessels along its shifting shoals. It’s been said that if all the wrecks were raised, one could walk from Provincetown to Chatham without getting his or her feet wet. Author Don Wilding revisits some of these disasters and the heroic, and sometimes tragic, rescue efforts of the U.S. Lifesaving Service and Coast Guard.

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.wellfleetlibrary.org/calendar/wellfleet-historical-society-presents-shipwrecks-of-cape-cod-with-don-wilding

Organizer

Wellfleet Historical Society & Museum
Phone:
508-349-9157
Email:
info@wellfleethistoricalsociety.org
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Venue

Wellfleet Public Library
Comercial Street
Wellfleet, 02667 United States
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