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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Nantasket Beach Lecture Series

You might not think it, but now is the perfect time to hit the beach. More specifically, we’re thinking Nantasket Beach Resort in Hull, where author Rachel Slade will relate a chilling tale perfectly suited for a beach in the wintertime – the haunting (true) mystery of the recent El Faro disaster.


As you may remember from recent news reports, El Faro sank during a storm in the Bermuda Triangle just 3 years ago despite its state-of-the-art navigation, satellite, and weather-prediction systems. It was the deadliest American shipping disaster in 35 years, killing 33 mariners, and exactly how the disaster occurred was a total mystery. Rachel Slade tackled the question, and her investigative journalism skills have resulted in a gripping book – Into the Raging Sea -- that unravels the enigma. 


Rachel Slade will speak on January 10 at 7 PM at Nantasket Beach Resort, a place known for its beautiful views of Hull, MA, heated pools, and fireplace- and whirlpool- equipped guest rooms. We heartily recommend spending the night (and coming back again in the summer!)  Admission to the talk is free, though donations to the Hull Lifesaving Museum  are welcome; Resort rooms (all of whichinclude fireplaces and whirlpool tubs) start at $69.99 per night. 


Speaking of the Hull Lifesaving Museum, get into town just a little early on Thursday (or stay until Saturday) and it’s well worth a peek. Located in the same scenic place as the resort, the museum features more stories of shipwrecks, but most of them with happy outcomes, thanks to Hull’s own crew of “lifesavers.” (Hull claims to be the best life-saving service crew in the world.) On January 10, the museum will be open from 10 AM – 2 PM, as it is every week Monday – Thursday. Hours on Saturdays are 10 PM – 4 PM. Closed Fridays and Sundays during the winter.