Shipwrecks of Marin, presented by Brian K. Crawford
Marin County is a graveyard of ships. Its steep rock-bound shores, treacherous currents and frequent fogs have been the doom of hundreds of ships for over four hundred years. Local historian Brian K. Crawford has done extensive research fleshing out the details of famous wrecks from contemporary accounts, and identifying more than a hundred wrecks not documented elsewhere for his comprehensive new book, Shipwrecks of Marin, just released this month.
Many of these tales are full of danger and heroism, of pathos and high adventure. Terrified passengers cling to overturned steamers or clutch at rocks in the pounding seas. Seamen clamber up cliffs to escape certain destruction. The vessels range from Spanish treasure galleons to garbage scows, clipper ships to floating dry docks.
If you love ships and the sea and tales of danger and adventure, or if you just want to know more about the many wrecks that dot our coasts, you will find this illustrated talk endlessly entertaining. The books will be available for signing and purchase.
$10 suggested donation. Free entry for Elks with ID card.
San Rafael Elks Lodge at Mission Ave at C Street in San Rafael. 1312 Mission Ave. Look for hidden driveway. Parking is in the rear of mansion. Follow one-way signs.
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