Seminar Series: NJ Shipwrecks with Dan Lieb – 22 June 2022
Register Here for the Seminar
Welcome & Refreshments at 6:30 PM EST, Lecture at 7:00 PM EST, Q&A to Follow
Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY
Seminars are free to attend, although we hope you will support the Series with a suggested $10 Seminar Guest donation.
We are excited to welcome you back to our first in-person event since 2020! Don’t miss this intriguing seminar with Dan Lieb, a founding member and current president of the New Jersey Historical Divers Association, Inc. (NJHDA). Lieb has identified thirteen wrecks off the New Jersey shore and has written comprehensive reports detailing each project, which have been published through the NJHDA Journal. More recently, he identified the wreck of the schooner John K. Shaw off Long Branch, New Jersey and is now working with NOAA, Explorer Club members, Marsh’s Library, and Richard Stockton College to map the Robert J. Walker, the historic ship that sank off the coast of Atlantic City and featured in the painting above.
The New Jersey Historical Divers Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey shipwreck and maritime history. The organization’s main thrust is to discover the names of the many unidentified shipwrecks that lie off the New Jersey beaches and bring their history to light.
About the Speaker
Dan Lieb has given scores of presentations throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware on the topic of New Jersey shipwreck history and has been interviewed on several radio programs. Dan also appeared on the History Channel’s program Deep Sea Detectives which featured two old, sunken locomotives investigated by NJHDA; the locomotives are amongst the oldest known to exist. Dan also heads up an effort between NJHDA and the New Jersey Museum of Transportation to raise and study these unique examples of locomotive technology.
To learn more about Dan Lieb and the NJHDA, please visit njhda.org/museum-home.
Featured image: Painting of the US Coastal Survey ship Robert J. Walker by W.A.C. Martin in 1852. Courtesy of The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA. The ship sank after a collision in 1860 10 miles SE of Abescon (Atlantic City) New Jersey, with 20 lives lost.