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The Shipwrecks of Stellwagen Bank

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The Shipwrecks of Stellwagen Bank

Time: January 23, 2011 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
Street: 23 Harbor Loop
City/Town: Gloucester, MA 01930
Website or Map: http://www.essexheritage.org/…
Phone: 978-740-0444
Event Type: film, documentary, history, maritime, heritage
Organized By: Elizabeth Rankin
Latest Activity: Dec 23, 2010

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Join maritime archaeologists Deborah Marx and Matthew Lawrence for a tour of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary's
historic shipwrecks to uncover the mysteries and secrets hidden beneath
the waves. The two-hour event will include a showing of the 45-minute
Science Channel's Viewers Choice Award documentary "The Wreck of the Portland," followed by a presentation on Sanctuary maritime heritage projects and a tour of the Sanctuary's exhibit in the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center.
Located at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay, NOAA's Stellwagen Bank
National Marine Sanctuary sits astride the 400 year-old shipping lanes
and fishing grounds of Massachusetts' historic ports. Over 100 vessels
have been lost in the vicinity of Stellwagen and the Sanctuary has
investigated over a dozen shipwrecks, including the steamship Portland,
lost with all hands in 1898.

Essex Heritage & Gloucester Maritime members $3/Non-members $7. Please register in advance, online here, or send checks to Essex Heritage, 221 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970.

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