Ever wonder what’s under the seas of Long Island?
Ships that have sunk throughout the waters of Long Island, including near the Patchogue area, will be explored in a multimedia presentation being given by Christopher Weaver and Michael Salvarezza of the Eco-Photo Explorers (EPE) organization.
The presentation will highlight the now-underwater vessels that wrecked from the Revolutionary War period through to modern times. Weaver and Salvarezza will show what the ships look like today and discuss the marine life that inhabits them.
The EPE is a New York based organization dedicated to promoting interest in protecting the environment through underwater photography. The organization’s website lists several shipwrecks, including the USS San Diego which has been 13.5 miles south of the Fire Island inlet for almost a century after an explosion caused it to sink on July 8, 1918.
Also listed is the Bessie A. White, a Canadian schooner which went aground a mile west of Smith’s Point on Long Island on Feb. 6, 1922. The ship could not be saved, and had 15 tons of coal on board.
The lecture, which is taking place Thursday at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room A&B, is being cosponsored by the Greater Patchogue Historical Society and the library. Registration for the event is recommended, which can be done online by clicking here or by calling the library at 631-654-4700.