Info

Southampton History Museum
Phone
631-283-2494
Website
Location

Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY

Date

Oct 11 2018

Time

11:00 am

Cost

Free

Age

Adult

Long Island Naval History in Wartime

Starting with the country’s first amphibious landing on Plum Island, writer and historian Bill Bleyer will explore highlights of Long Island’s naval history, covering the British blockade including the wreck of HMS Culloden; the Meigs and other whaleboat raids; submarine warfare and the wreck of the British 22-gun sloop-of-war Sylph during the War of 1812; Confederate raiders capturing Union shipping just offshore during the Civil War; the sinking of the only American capital warship in World War I off Fire Island; and U-boats dropping off spies and attacking commercial vessels during World War II. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.

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