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Seacoast Science Center Heritage Dinner Series

Strange and Macabre Tales from the Isles of Shoals
with SSC’s Shoals Historian Ann Beattie

Thursday, February 23, 6 pm
Sponsored by Appledore Marine Engineering

Ann Beattie, renowned local historian, has a new collection of uncommonly odd tales from the Isles of Shoals. Based on rigorous research of archival materials, you’ll hear stories about pirates, ghosts, raids, shipwrecks, epidemics, murder and corporate take-over.

Step back in time and explore the antiquated and isolated village of Gosport on Star Island. Explore some of the more peculiar aspects of the murders on Smuttynose Island and discover why the story told by the sole survivor of the violent attack scandalized the nation. Learn of the little-known and mysterious reappearance of famous Shoals poet Celia Thaxter in New York City after her death in 1894.

Dine out on scintillating tales of love and loss at the ghastly and glorious Isles of Shoals! Social hour is 6-7p.m.; dinner and presentation follows. The cost is $45/person for members; $55/person non-members. For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to the website or contact Nichole at 603-436-8043, ext. 26. Reservations must be made by February 20.