The Portland Gale: "Wreak of the Steamer Portland” with Art Milmore on Wednesday, November 13 from 7:00-8:30 pm
Cost is $5 payable in advance by calling COA at 781-834-5581 or at the door
The fateful loss of the Steamship Portland in a devastating 1898 gale is considered one of the worst maritime disasters in New England history. Researching the Portland has been a lifelong pursuit for local author and historian Art Milmore. He wrote the book "And the Sea Shall Have Them All" to complete the work of his mentor Edward Rowe Snow. The book tells the story of the two one-hundred-year-old mysteries surrounding the sinking, and details the tragic story of the Steamer Portland lost in the Thanksgiving gale in 1898, with all hands. The Portland Gale is known locally as the storm that changed the course of the North River, separating Humarock from the rest of Scituate. Cost $5 @ The Ventress Library Plaza Program Room. 1837 Ocean Street entrance will be open for parking on the playground side. Part of "Opportunities" Lifelong Learning, a joint venture of the Marshfield COA and Ventress Memorial Library.