Museum Hosts Shipwreck Lecture

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The Museum of Cape May County will present a lecture that will take you to the depths of the northern Atlantic Ocean and discover the secrets of what lies beneath.

Captain Gene Peterson of Atlantic Divers, a division of SeaGear Outfitters, has been exploring and discovering Nova Scotia shipwrecks since 1980.  His expeditions include the discovery of dozens of unknown wrecks such as the British Freedom, the Anna, the Sonja Maersk and the Zoe, among numerous others.

On Thursday, March 21 Peterson will tell the stories of his diving adventures off the Canadian coast as part of his shipwreck lecture series, “To Halifax and Beyond.” 

According to Peterson, noted shipwreck author and pioneering diver Gary Gentile “first touted the phrase, ‘If you can hook it, we can dive it.’  With the breakers surrounding us and an alarmed captain manning the helm, we bowed out lest we sink our boat over the wreck [S.S. Atlantic].  It doesn’t get much better than this when creating a legendary adventure.”

This lecture is open to the public and space is limited.  Held inside The Museum’s historic Smith Barn, cost for the lecture is $10 per person and reservations are strongly encouraged.  For additional information or to reserve your space please contact The Museum at (609) 465-3535 or visit