The Perils of the Sea

As part of its 2021 online lecture series, the Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation presented researcher and writer Michael Schreiber speaking on “The Perils of the Sea.” The illustrated presentation, filmed at Old Swedes’ Church, took place on Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. A discussion followed the talk.

Schreiber shared his research into the lives and deaths of Philadelphia sea captains in the age of sail who were overcome by great hurricanes, succumbed to attacks by pirates, or who mysteriously disappeared in faraway waters.