this Tuesday, September 19, 1:30 PM
JIBBOOM CLUB #1
We're bringing back one of our favorite speakers, Pierce Rafferty, director of the Henry L. Ferguson Museum on Fishers Island.
This month Pierce Rafferty chronicles the dramatic story of Fishers Island’s most deadly and consequential shipwreck, the wreck of the Steamer Atlantic in November 1846. This tragic wreck caught the attention of the nation, and was commemorated by mournful ballads, popular poems, and two Currier lithographs. The fate of the ship’s legendary bell, and the erection of a lighthouse on nearby North Dumpling, are just two of the side stories also covered in this fascinating tale of woe.
Remember, Jibboom is not a 'club' but a friendly gathering of people interested in maritime subjects. Please come and bring a friend. We'll bring refreshments!
Our gatherings are generously sponsored by the Maco Family Fund.
Photo, above: Awful Wreck of the Magnificent Steamer ATLANTIC on Fishers Island, Lithograph by N. Currier, 1846, Courtesy of George F. Bass
Photo, below: Drawing copied from daguerreotype showing wreck of the Steamer Atlantic, North Hill, Fishers Island, N.Y. Henry L. Ferguson Museum Collection. Donated by Harry & Susie Ferguson