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Cape Ann Shipwrecks with Capt. Raymond H. Bates, Jr.

Saturday, January 28

2:00 p.m.

Lectures, Readings, Films

 Capt. Ray Bates in the Cape Ann Museum’s Maritime Gallery with Howard Blackburn’s sloop the "Great Republic."

Join lifelong historian, author, scallop diver and lobsterman, Captain Raymond H. Bates, Jr., for a discussion of his most recent book, Shipwrecks North of Boston: Volume 2, Cape Ann. Copies of the book are available in the Museum Shop and a book signing will follow the presentation. This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more information call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org.

Captain Bates has been exploring shipwrecks and writing about them since 1969. This book is the second in his history of the maritime disasters that occurred along Boston’s North Shore. In volume one, Bates focused on the shipwrecks of Salem Bay; in the second volume he turns toward the shipwrecks along the coast of Cape Ann, from Magnolia to Coffin’s Beach. The book is dedicated to the late Rockport historian Paul Sherman, who sparked Bates’ love of shipwrecks. The Museum’s archivist Stephanie Buck is also acknowledged for her assistance in obtaining archival images for this volume. Bates ends this second volume of research with the hope that his readers will “dig into the past and unearth long-lost stories for themselves.”

 

Image: Capt. Ray Bates in the Cape Ann Museum’s Maritime Gallery with Howard Blackburn’s sloop the Great Republic.

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