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The Circassian Story

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 15:11

The Bridgehampton Museum will host a reading called "Ocean Road: The Story of the Circassian," involving new research by Peter Walsh, a museum trustee, on Saturday at 4 p.m. The Circassian, a cargo ship, sank off a Mecox beach in 1876. Twenty-eight men, both crew members and salvage workers, died in the disaster, and 10 of them were Shinnecocks. Shane Weeks, a member of the tribe, will also speak.

The talk will take place at the Nathaniel Rogers House. There will be time for questions, and John Ludlow, a descendant of a member of the Mecox lifesaving crew, will provide entertainment on saxophone. Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling the museum. Tickets are $20, or $15 for members.

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