Book Talk: “The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn”
Where: Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont St.
718-222-4111 Price: $5
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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.Buy tickets/get more info now