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WaterWatch Lecture: Portland Gale – 120th Anniversary of a Super Storm

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Mark your calendars for the 2018 WaterWatch Lecture Series. Join us every Wednesday night for a free public lecture series featuring world renowned authors, scientists and historians focused on the nature and human history of New England waters. This year’s highlights include; Reeling in Striped Bass: Conserving this Historic and Economically Vital Fish, Portland Gale – 120th Anniversary of a Super Storm, and Taking Action on Plastic Bag Use.

January 24:  Portland Gale – 120th Anniversary of a Super Storm
Art Milmore, historian and author of And the Sea Shall Have Them All: The Wreck of the Steamer Portland

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the Portland Gale, the 1898 storm which struck the New England coast resulting in over 400 fatalities and 150 destroyed boats and ships. Among these was the Portland, a large side-wheel paddle steamer en route from Boston, MA to Portland, ME, whose 190 passengers and crew where among the lives lost. In writing the book, Art completed work begun by his friend, New England maritime historian Edward Rowe Snow.

In partnership with North and South River Watershed Association, MassAudubon – South Shore Sanctuaries and South Shore Natural Science Center.

Sponsored by:  Clean Harbors, Rockland Federal Credit Union, Mass Cultural Council, and Marshfield,

Details

Date:
January 24
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

South Shore Natural Science Center
Phone:
781-659-2559
Email:
ssnsc@ssymca.org
Website:
southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

Venue

South Shore Natural Science Center
48 Jacob Lane
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Phone:
781-659-2559