The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story from the American Revolution
Where: Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl St.
212-968-1776 Price: $10
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Moored off the coast of Brooklyn until the end of the war, the derelict ship, the HMS Jersey, was a living hell for thousands of Americans either captured by the British or accused of disloyalty. Throughout the colonies, the mere mention of the ship sparked fear and loathing of British troops. Join Robert as he explores the long forgotten story of the bloodiest “battle” of the Revolution, when an old British prison ship claimed more American lives than were lost in combat during the entirety of the War and how the affair would help rally the cause and win the War.Buy tickets/get more info now