Wartime Shipwrecks Are Topic of N.J. Maritime Talk Dec. 13

Dec 02, 2019
Courtesy of: New Jersey Maritime Museum

“Wartime Shipwrecks Along the Jersey Shore” is the topic of the next presentation sponsored by the New Jersey Maritime Museum on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at Buckalew’s Restaurant and Tavern in Beach Haven.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available at 6 p.m. Happy hour drink prices are available at the bar or from the serving staff in the presentation  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. Only active museum members may reserve seats for this presentation until Dec. 4, after which time nonmembers may reserve any remaining seats.

Presenting the program is Steve Nagiewicz, a licensed ships master with more than 41 years experience in scuba diving. He is former executive director and fellow of the Explorers Club, also a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and member of American Academy of Underwater Sciences, Society for Historical Archaeology and the Register of Professional Archaeologists. He also managed the state of New Jersey’s Marine Sciences Laboratory at Sandy Hook.

Nagiewicz has his master’s degree from Stockton University. He currently teaches at Atlantic City High School and Stockton University. He has been featured on episodes of National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Drive by History (NJ PBS). His first book is titled Hidden History of Maritime New Jersey. His second book, published by University of Florida Press and scheduled to be released in late spring 2020, is Robert J. Walker:The History and Archaeology of a Pioneer Steamship of the U.S. Coast Survey.

Reservations for the presentation can be made by calling the museum at 609-492-0202 or emailing Info@NJMM.org. E.E.

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