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Lecture + Member Meeting

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE

Long Island and the Civil War

“Long Island Naval History in Wartime.” Developed for the Long Island Reads program, the lecture begins with the country’s first amphibious landing on Plum Island, the British blockade including the wreck of HMS Culloden, and the Setauket, 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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Date:
October 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
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Venue

Setauket Neighborhood House
95 Main Street
Setauket, NY 11733 United States
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