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Wed, Dec 13, 2017 6:30pm –

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Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
at Clinton St
Brooklyn  New York  11201
United States
718-222-4111
Brooklyn Historical Society

Book Talk: The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn

Thousands of Americans suffered on the HMS Jersey, a British prison ship moored in Wallabout Bay off the coast of Brooklyn, during the Revolutionary War. In his new book, award-winning historian Robert Watson brings to life the stories of survivors and charts the ship’s ghastly effect on the city’s spirit, which eventually rallied public support for the war.