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Book Talk: Heroes of New York Harbor
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:30PM

South Street Seaport Museum
Box office at 12 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038

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Book Talk: Heroes of New York Harbor

Join the Seaport Museum as Marian Betancourt discusses her book Heroes of New York Harbor: Tales from the City’s Port. Heroes of New York Harbor is a love story to our great port and you will meet some colorful characters who had a hand in making this a great port. In addition to the Moran and McAllister tugboat families (known as the Irish Navy) and John Ambrose, you will meet a grandnephew of Ben Franklin who designed the forts that protect us, Emily Roebling who completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge for her disabled husband, Lighthouse Kate who rowed her kids to school each day, the Army engineer who opened the infamous Hell Gate passage, and more.

A review in Towline magazine said: “Betancourt brings the harbor so vividly to life on the page—she has a novelist’s eye for stirring atmospheric details—that the place itself assumes heroic dimensions.”

Marian Betancourt has written many books, two novels and scores of articles on New York in addition to travel writing about other parts of the world. She has been a member of the South Street Seaport Museum for many years and has donated her late father’s maritime collections to the Museum.

Please got to the Melville Gallery at 213 Water Street. Books on sale at the event. Doors open at 6:15 PM.