Next Meeting

"The Tragedy Of The Schooner John K. Shaw”

Dan Lieb
The NJ Historical Divers Association

When: Wednesday May 24th @ 7pm
Where: The Brazen Tavern
356 w. 44th St. NYC (Upstairs)
Happy Hour @ 6pm
Don't forget to bring CA$H for our 50/50 raffle

The John K. Shaw is said to be the first 3-masted schooner built right here in a shipyard on City Island, in 1872. Sadly, she was wrecked off the coast of New Jersey in February, 1884

Dan Lieb will share with us this story of a hit-and-run at sea, the discovery of the wreck, its exploration and identification, plus a surprise ending!

The current president of the New Jersey Historical Divers Association, Inc. - a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey shipwreck and maritime history - Dan has participated in dozens of archaeological investigations on wreck sites of the state of New Jersey and beyond. As a founding member and trustee of NJHDA, he has given countless presentations throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Delaware, on the topic of New Jersey shipwreck history, and is considered one of the foremost experts on the subject. He has personally identified fourteen wrecks off the New Jersey coast, appeared on the History Channel while investigating two sunken locomotives - some of the oldest to exist -in August 2014, led an expedition, along with Steve Nagiewicz,  to map the Robert J. Walker, an historic shipwreck off Atlantic City. 

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