Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy and Triumph with Don Wilding
Friday afternoons from 2-4 p.m.
In person if possible at Wellfleet Preservation Hall.
Otherwise on Zoom.
October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19.
Course limited to 30 participants.
Cape Cod’s outer beach has always been known for its shipwrecks. Between 1626 and the mid-20th century, this solitary 40-mile stretch of beach and sandbars saw the demise of over 3,000 vessels. It’s been said that if all the wrecks were raised, one could walk from Provincetown to Chatham without getting his or her feet wet.
Join Cape Cod historian Don Wilding, author of the new book, “Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy & Triumph,” for an extensive look back at some of these disasters, from the Sparrow Hawk in 1626 to the Eldia in 1984. He’ll also cover the heroic efforts of the U.S. Lifesaving Service and Coast Guard.