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Rogers Mansion

Shipwreck and Salvation - The Wreck of the Prince Maurice 1657

Through 3D models, interactive maps and documents, learn about the harrowing story of the 1657 shipwreck of the Prince Maurice off the coast of Long Island, and about the Unkechaug people who ultimately rescued all souls onboard.

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Shipwreck and Salvation - The Wreck of the Prince Maurice 1657
Shipwreck and Salvation - The Wreck of the Prince Maurice 1657

Time & Location

May 18, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Ln, Southampton, NY 11968, USA

About the Event

On the night of March 8, 1657, as a Nor’easter   raged, a Dutch ship, The Prince Maurice slammed into the coast of Fire   Island. Aboard were 129 souls – passengers, crew and Dutch West India Company   soldiers.  Ashore were Indigenous people on their coastal night watch,   listening to the ship crash against the shoal.

The New Amsterdam History Center’s Mapping Early NY  project uncovered correspondence, ship manifests, and maps to pinpoint the   shipwreck, and tell the story of the rescue on an ice laden beach.

Kathryn Curran, Executive Director of the Robert   David Lion Gardiner Foundation noted: “We are delighted to support projects   that push the boundaries of history, culture, and the digital world. The New Amsterdam History Center’s   integration of 3D models, original documents, Encyclopedia, and maps is an   entirely new way to experience the past.” “This project follows in the footsteps of our recent   3D Model created for the New-York Historical Society’s installation New   York Before New York: The Castello Plan, on view March 15 – July 14,   2024.   We invite you to travel to Long Island to experience these   3D environments illustrated by live speakers in May. Later in June, the presentations also be   available online.”, said Esme E. Berg, Executive Director

Richly illustrated with 3D models, interactive maps,   and documents, a one-hour talk with Q & A to follow. This history can now   be told thanks to a generous grant by the Robert David Lion Gardiner   Foundation to extend Mapping Early NY to the tip of Long Island.

Join Presenters:   Toya Dubin, Mapping Early NY Project Director and Drew Shuptar-Rayvis,   Algonkian Historical Consultant in a presentation that includes interviews   with experts.

Major Funding for this project provided by: Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, the Society of Daughters   of Holland Dames, the First Families of New York, Ken Chase, and the   supporters of the New Amsterdam History Center.

Tickets will be free of charge, but RSVP's are required.

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