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Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy and Triumph

Presented by Sturgis Library at Sturgis Library, Barnstable MA

Jul 26 2022
Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy and Triumph

Local author Don Wilding revisits some of these disasters and the heroic, and sometimes tragic, rescue efforts of the U.S. Lifesaving Service and Coast Guard.

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. Local author Don Wilding revisits some of these disasters and the heroic, and

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  • Jul 26, 2022 at 06:00 pm (Tue)
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