Wednesday, May 23rd
Burroughs Community Center
2470 Fairfield Avenue
The Charles Cooper
Co‐Sponsored by the BRCC History Commttee and the Black Rock Branch Public Library.
Admission for this lecture is free.
As Maritime Historian Michael Stammers explains, “ The Charles Cooper was a unique link to America’s wooden sailing ships when its mercantile fleet was a dominant force in world shipping during the 19th century. The Charles Cooper, 1,000 tons, was launched on the 11th of November, 1856, at Black Rock, Connecticut, and spent only ten active years at sea, trading between Antwerp and New York, carrying many of the early emigrants to the United States .“
Presentor: Norman Brouwer is the former curator of ship restoration at the South Street Seaport in New York City and is a Maritime Historian, writer and lecturer.