July 16 - July 23, 2012
The Confederate cruiser CSS Tallahassee was one of the most successful commerce raiders during the US Civil War. On August 18th, 1864, she arrived in Halifax to take on supplies and repair her broken rudder. Granted a twelve hour extension to the 24 hour neutrality pact, her captain, John Taylor Wood learned that two Union gunboats were lying in wait for her at the harbour entrance. Employing the services of veteran pilot Jock Flemming, Wood had plans for a daring escape...
Join best selling author Catherine Wilcoxson for a glimpse into one of the most exciting chapters in the history of Halifax.
A native Nova Scotian, Catherine is the author of
The Adventures of Captain Heman Kenney and the
Lady Catherine. She is on a book tour and will be at the Maritime Museum during Tall Ships 2012.
Presentations will be at 2:00 from July 16 to July 23.
Copies of Catherine's novel will also be available for purchase.
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