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Shipwrecks of Cape Cod
July 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
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. Cape Cod author and historian Don Wilding, author of “Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy and Triumph,” revisits some of these disasters and the heroic, and sometimes tragic, rescue efforts of the U.S. Lifesaving Service and Coast Guard.