Presents author Matthew Lawrence, a maritime archaeologist working for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Mr. Lawrence will be discussing his new book “Exploring the Shipwrecks of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary” on Friday, February 5, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Stellwagen Bank sanctuary encompasses historic shipping routes and fishing grounds used for the past 400 years. During that time, New England's stormy weather and the density of traffic passing between Cape Cod and Cape Ann have led to hundreds of shipwrecks. Sanctuary research has begun to tell these stories through archaeological investigation. Join Mr. Lawrence as he peers into the past with stories of these shipwrecks, historic photographs, and underwater video that will let you virtually "walk their decks." Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase from the author. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
About Peanut Butter Club
A WHOI community activity
Each Friday at noon in Redfield Auditorium, WHOI sponsors a free talk or video on a topical subject. Peanut Butter Club presentations are a chance to relax, chat with friends, and learn about a wide range of socially relevant subjects -- including but not limited to oceanographic information. Past Peanut Butter Club talks have covered topics like opera, research on the sun, Falmouth water quality, and the history of thermometers. Video presentations feature films on world history, travel, gardening, and nature. Many summertime presentations relate to the ocean.