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Long Island Naval History in Wartime Lecture

Saturday November 16, 2019
1:00 PM until 2:30 PM

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.

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