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Oysterponds Historical Society Lecture: “The USMS Georgia” at Peconic Landing
September 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
On Saturday, September 28, the Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS) presents LECTURE: THE USMS GEORGIA, to be held at the Peconic Landing Community Center (1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport) from 4pm – 5:30pm.
John Holzapfel, educator and past OHS President, will tell the tale of the Mail Ship Georgia and its beautifully crafted seven-foot model. The story will weave together the shipyard of Smith and Dimon on the lower East River, the delivery of mail to the West Coast of the United States via the Panama route, the success of a local Oysterponds man and the donation and exhibition of the 1848 model to the Oysterponds Historical Society.
Please note that the date of this program was originally listed as 9/14, but has been changed to 9/28.
The Oysterponds Historical Society, founded in 1944, celebrates and shares North Fork culture and heritage by preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the history of the Orient and East Marion communities, and our place in national history. For more information or to register, please call (631) 323-2480 or visit www.oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org.