There will be a Lunch & Learn at St. Michaels Library on Monday, January 6, 2020 at noon. Philip Hesser will talk about “Something Malevolent & Boundless” Shipwrecks on the Bay.
Yes, there are a few ways to float your boat. However, there are many more ways to sink it on Chesapeake Bay. Join Phillip Hesser when he discusses the four top ways to send a boat to Davy Jones’ locker: explosions, storms, collisions, and groundings. Follow the ill-fated, but unheralded, saga of the schooner Howard Dail, as it falls victim to nearly all of these calamities, while learning about the most notorious shipwrecks that made headlines on both shores of the Chesapeake.
Phillip Hesser has taught in the US and Africa and served with the UNHCR and the Academy for Educational Development. He has taught at Salisbury University and Wor-Wic Community College and can be found progging the Dorchester marshes with his retriever Marshall and hound Bayly. Indulging his interests at the intersection of landscape, life & livelihood in Delmarva and on the Bay, he wrote What a River Says: Exploring the Blackwater River and Refuge (Cambridge: Friends of Blackwater, 2014) and is at work on The Old Home is not There: The Native Land of Harriet Tubman. The Lunch and Learn series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, coffee and dessert will be provided. For more information you can call 410 745-5877 or check the website at www.tcfl.org.
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