Cape Cod Shipwrecks and Storms

Cape Cod Shipwrecks and Storms

Date: October 21, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Meeting Place: Directions emailed with registration confirmation.
Leader: Don Wilding
Price: 20
Attendee Limit: 20

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation, join this interpretive guided walk from Nauset Light Beach to Coast Guard Beach with local historian and author Don Wilding. Travel across more than three centuries while learning about and exploring the sites of coastal storms, historic shipwrecks, and daring rescues along the Outer Beach of Cape Cod, ranging from the wreck of the Sparrow Hawk on Nauset Beach in 1626 to the Eldia in 1984.

Wilding, author of four books about Cape Cod history, including his newest release, “Cape Cod and The Portland Gale of 1898,” and 2021’s “Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy & Triumph,” will also explore some of the dramatic weather events from the “Blizzard of ’78,” and “The Perfect Storm,” and their effects on the shifting sands of the Outer Beach.

Photo courtesy of Cape Cod National Seashore.

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