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Disaster Off Martha’s Vineyard: The Sinking of the City of Columbus

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Tragedy resonated across the country when the City of Columbus ran aground in January 1884 resulting in more than one hundred deaths. Disaster Off Martha's Vineyard explores the background of the ship, dramatic details of the wreck, and the rescue by Wampanoag Native Americans. Join Thomas Dresser as he delves into the aftermath of the official inquiry, court battles, and ghoulish visits to the site of the disaster. Reception to follow.

 

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