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Lecture: Long Island Naval History in Wartime at Southampton Historical Museum
October 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Starting with the country’s first amphibious landing on Plum Island, writer and historian Bill Bleyer will explore highlights of Long Island’s naval history, covering the British blockade including the wreck of HMS Culloden; the Meigs and other whaleboat raids; submarine warfare and the wreck of the British 22-gun sloop-of-war Sylph during the War of 1812; Confederate raiders capturing Union shipping just offshore during the Civil War; the sinking of the only American capital warship in World War I off Fire Island; and U-boats dropping off spies and attacking commercial vessels during World War II. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
TO REGISTER: Call the museum at (631) 283-2494