NJ Shipwreck Series:The John Minturn Storm of 1846Tuesday April 27, 2021
New Jersey Shipwreck: The John Minturn Storm of 1846
A Virtual Program presented by author and historian Thomas G. Clark
In 1846, the nor'easter John Minturn arrived in all its fury of February14th pounding the East Coast from the Carolinas to Maine. But special punishment appeared to be reserved for New Jersey. Nine vessels would be thrown upon the shore and scores of deaths were recorded. The John Minturn Storm nor'easter of 1846 claimed countless lives and nine vessels.
The story of the disaster is retold in Tom Clark's book, Undiminished Violence, which narrates the unfortunate circumstances and poor decision-making that gave the storm its name.
Thomas G. Clark grew up grew up surfing the Atlantic, and was always interested in what was down below the surface. Tom has written 5 books, is Trustee on his Library's Friends Board and on Maryland Writers' Association, has started and run numerous book clubs, and is currently CFO for Georgetown Law School.
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