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Lecture: Earl Swift

April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island

Presented by Earl Swift

Tickets are required for all evening lectures.
General admission tickets are $5 each.
Mariners’ Museum Member Tickets are FREE.

Lecture begins at 7:00 PM

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Tangier Island is one of America’s most fascinating places. Down to the very language they speak, the island’s inhabitants represent a way of life that is replicated nowhere else. “The soft-shell crab capital of the world,” Tangier Island is an integral part of the Chesapeake Bay’s seafood industry. Tangier Island is also disappearing. As sea levels rise, the island loses 15 feet of its shoreline every year. In just a few decades, the land could be uninhabitable. Acclaimed journalist Earl Swift offers us a bittersweet and eye-opening look at a world that has, quite nearly, gone by – and a crisis that will someday impact all Americans.

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Special thanks to our lecture sponsors:

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April 4, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222