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Public Lecture Series with Steve Nagiewicz

Hidden History: Maritime New Jersey

What stories hide beneath the sand and surf of the Jersey Shore?

An estimated three thousand shipwrecks lie off the coast of New Jersey, but these icy waters hold more mysteries than sunken hulls. Ancient arrowheads found on shoreline of Sandy Hook reveal Native American settlements before the land was flooded by melting glaciers over 10,000 years ago. Little-known sea battles raged along the South Jersey shore on the way to independence during the Revolutionary War, and forgotten ships lost in time are re-discovered national landmarks.

Captain Stephen D. Nagiewicz will uncover curious tales of storms, heroism and oddities off the New Jersey coast. In 1854, two hundred and forty immigrants of the New Era clipper ship met their fate off Deal Beach. Nobody knows what happened to two hydrogen bombs the United States Air Force lost off the Atlantic City Coast in 1957. Lessons from these tragic wrecks and dangerous missteps urged the development of safer ships, safety regulations and the US Coast Guard.

Capt. Nagiewicz is a commercial diver and dive vessel operator. He is an acknowledged authority on shipwrecks and scuba diving. He is a fellow and Former Executive Director of The Explorers Club and former Chairman of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Explorers Club, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Shark Research Institute of Princeton, NJ, Director of the State of New Jersey’s James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory at Sandy Hook, NJ, and is Co-Expedition leader of the R.J. Walker Shipwreck Mapping Expedition off Atlantic City. He is a Licensed USCG Master and professional diver with over 4000 scuba dives. He currently teaches Environmental and Marine Science at Atlantic City high school and Stockton University.

Date: Monday, May 2nd

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price:

$5 with a valid Student ID

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