Identifying the Manasquan Wreck


Wed, Feb 28, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Woodbridge Main Library
1 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge Township, NJ, 07095

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Join us at  the Woodbridge Main Library February 28 at 7PM as we explore the mystery of the Manasquan Wreck with founding member and the current president of the New Jersey Historical Divers Association Daniel Lieb. For decades, divers exploring the waters off Manasquan, New Jersey misidentified a local wreck as that of the Thistle. Explore the careful review of the artifacts recovered over the years by area divers that led to the identification of this enigmatic wreck site.

Registration is required. Please register online or call 732-634-4450.

Dan Lieb has been employed at Divers Two since 2014. Certified as a PADI SCUBA Diver at age 17 in 1974, Dan has over 2,250 scuba dives from Canada to the Caribbean. He holds a PADI DIVERMASTER certification. He is president of the New Jersey Historical Divers Association, Inc. (NJHDA). A trained technical illustrator, he has worked on 30 archaeological expeditions recording shipwrecks. Dan has identified 14 shipwrecks off New Jersey and lectures extensively on shipwreck history. He ran a mapping expedition for NOAA in 2014 to record the remains of the Coast Survey steamer “Robert J. Walker.” He has written and illustrated numerous articles on New Jersey shipwrecks including Wreck Diving and Skin Diver magazines, and several books on New Jersey wreck diving. Dan appeared on the History Channel’s “Deep Sea Detectives” featuring the sunken locomotives off Long Branch. He is also the director and curator of the New Jersey Shipwreck Museum at InfoAge in Wall, New Jersey, and a member of the Explorers Club.