Storms & Shipwrecks

ELIZABETH—Publisher and author Margaret Buchholz will present discuss New Jersey shipwrecks and great storms on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Elizabeth Public Main Library Auditorium.

A slide show and reading from her books, one of which is the dramatic “New Jersey Shipwrecks: 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic,” will take patrons on a gripping voyage through the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.”


From the days of sail to steam and oil, ships (and even submarines) have been drawn to the East Coast. For thousands of vessels, it became their final resting place.  This history, along with the development of the U.S. Coast Guard from its 1848 origin as the Lifesaving Service, through illustrations, photographs, and readings from the harrowing memories of survivors and observers.

Margaret Thomas Buchholz was publisher of the Long Beach Island newspaper “The Beachcomber” from 1955 to 1987, and is still an editor. She grew up in Harvey Cedars, where her ancestors have lived since 1833 and she currently lives year-round in her childhood home on the Island.

The program is free of charge and is open to the public. Contact the Reference Desk at 1-908-354-6060, x-7203, for more information.

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