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“Pirates, Pinnacles & Petticoats: Shipwrecks of Point Pinos & Monterey Bay” Author Talk by JoAnn Semones, Ph.D.

Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 11, 2016

Media Contact:  Sirie Thongchua
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831-646-5632 / thongchu@monterey.org
www.monterey.org/library
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“Pirates, Pinnacles & Petticoats: Shipwrecks of Point Pinos & Monterey Bay” Author Talk by JoAnn Semones, Ph.D.

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee invite you to a talk by maritime author and historian JoAnn Semones about her book “Pirates, Pinnacles & Petticoats: Shipwrecks of Point Pinos & Monterey Bay”  on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

“Pirates, Pinnacles & Petticoats: Shipwrecks of Point Pinos & Monterey Bay”  offers readers a glimpse into California before statehood and a history about the oldest active lighthouse on the Pacific Coast that brims with tales of tragic shipwrecks, daring adventurers, notorious smugglers, intriguing authors, gritty sea captains, and the first women lighthouse keepers on the West Coast.

JoAnn Semones, Ph.D., boarded her first ship at age three. The voyage, made aboard the E.D. Patrick, left a lasting impression. She has loved sea sagas ever since. Her other books, Sea of Troubles, Shipwrecks, Scalawags, and Scavengers, and Hard Luck Coast, focus on shipwrecks at the Point Sur, Pigeon Point, and Point Montara lighthouses.

As a consultant with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and California State Parks, she has written interpretive materials for exhibits at Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park and Año Nuevo State Park. She is featured in a video highlighting local maritime history which is part of a new permanent exhibit entitled Ships of the World at the San Mateo County History Museum.  Visit www.GullCottageBooks.com to learn more about JoAnn Semones.

The event takes place at Wave Street Studios, 774 Wave St., Monterey, CA. Tickets are $25 per person.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments before the lecture - reception 4:00 p.m., lecture 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Admission is complimentary for 1849 Society Members and guests.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.mplfriends.com, in person at the Library Help Desk or by phone at 831.646.5632.

Photos of JoAnn Semones and the book cover of “Pirates, Pinnacles & Petticoats: Shipwrecks of Point Pinos & Monterey Bay” are enclosed.

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