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Shipwreck! Finding the Revenge and Other Naval Disasters

  • The Towers 35 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI, 02882 United States (map)

Some 3,000 shipwrecks have been documented off Rhode Island's coastline.  Local divers Charles C. Buffum, Jr. and Craig Harger will be discussing the wreck of Oliver Hazard Perry's 1811 naval schooner the U.S.S. Revenge, which they discovered, as well as other notable local shipwrecks.  A pop up exhibit examining the history of Narragansett's Life Saving Station will be available for viewing before and after the program.

Presented in partnership with the Narragansett Historical Society and The Towers, this program is part of the Center's series "Resilient Rhode Island: Disasters & Determination in the Ocean State."  The series is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeds, supports and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.