Sat, Jul 09|
Horton Point Lighthouse
"Little Known Aspects of Long Island’s Maritime History” - Lighthouse Lecture Series
"Little Known Aspects of Long Island's Maritime History" by Bill Bleyer on the beautiful Lighthouse Lawn. Rain date July 10.
Time & Location
Jul 09, 2022, 2:00 PM
Horton Point Lighthouse, District Park, 3575 Lighthouse Rd, Southold, NY 11971, USA
About the event
The lecture by Bill Bleyer will examine Long Island wartime maritime history beginning with the country’s first amphibious landing on Plum Island, the British blockade including the wreck of HMS Culloden, and the 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.
Southold Historical Museum’s Lighthouse Lectures Series is generously sponsored by Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital. All lectures are free. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chair. Donations are gladly accepted.
Parking is available for a nominal fee at the Southold Park District lot or on the street with a Southold Town Parking Permit only.