Our next presentation at Buckalew’s Bar & Restaurant will take place Friday, December 13th. The presentation begins at 7 pm. Complimentary hor d’oeuvres will be available at 6 pm. Happy hour drink prices are available at the bar or from the serving staff in our room. Attendees wishing to order from the regular dinner menu are welcome to do so, as well. A $10 donation to offset expenses will be collected at the door. Reservations are required, and only ACTIVE members may reserve seats for this presentation, up to December 4th, after which time non-members may reserve any remaining seats.
Our guest speaker will be Captain Steve Nagiewicz and his presentation will be: Wartime Shipwrecks Along the Jersey Shore
Reservations may be made by calling the museum at 609.492.0202 or by sending an e-mail to info@NJMM.org
Wartime Shipwrecks off the Jersey Shore by Steve Nagiewicz:
Ships have been traversing the New Jersey shore for almost 500 years since explorers like Giovanni de Verrazano in 1524 and Henry Hudson sailed through Newark Bay in 1609. Strategically positioned along the Atlantic Ocean, ships have continually traveled along the Jersey shore bringing in commerce and immigrants. It is estimated that over 4000 ships have wrecked off the Jersey shore, many sunk by storms, many more in accidents, and even more lost in war. In fact, many warships that have participated in some way in every major war have ultimately been lost off the Jersey Shore, from the Revolutionary War to the Cold War, these are New Jersey’s Wartime Shipwrecks.