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Talk of the Town Lecture Series: The Portland Gale - Wednesday April 15

April 15, 2020
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    Talk of the Town Lecture Series - 2020  Wednesday April 15

    The Portland Gale by Don Wilding.

    Don Wilding speaks on the Portland Gale.  This fierce storm struck the New England coast on Nov. 26 & 27, 1898.  Over 400 people died and over 150 ships sank as a result of the storm.  On Nov. 26, the steamship SS Portland departed India Wharf in Boston for Portland, ME. The ship sank killing all 192 passengers and crew on board.

    Since the start of the millennium , Don Wilding has been telling stories of Cape Cod Outer Beach history through lectures and the written word.  An award-winning writer and editor for Massachusetts newspapers for thirty years, Don contributes the "Shore Lore" history column for the Cape Codder newspaper of Orleans and is the author of the book Henry Beston's Cape Cod: How the Outermost House Inspired a National Seashore.  His Cape Cod history lectures are a popular draw on Cape Cod and across Massachusetts.  Don is a co-founder of the Boston Society and is on the board of directors for the Eastham Historical Society.  He lives with his wife, Nita, Northbridge, Massachusetts and on Cape Cod.

     The lecture will be held at the Sandwich Glass Museum at 7:00pm.  Admission is FREE, and seats are available on a first come first serve basis.  The series is made possible through the generous support of the Sandwich Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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    Sandwich Glass Museum

    129 Main St, Sandwich, MA 02563