Sunken Locomotives of New Jersey

Sunken Locomotives of New Jersey


Thu, Dec 10, 2020    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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While many things have fallen off the decks of vessels plying the waters off New Jersey, the sunken locomotives off Long Branch are perhaps the most mysterious. How did they get there? Where are they from and when did it all happen? These are the questions presenter Dan Lieb, president of the New Jersey Historical Divers Association, Inc., hopes to shed some light upon with us virtually over Zoom on December 10 at 7PM with the Woodbridge Public Library.

Registration is Required. Please register here– or call 732-634-4450.

Dan Lieb is the current president of the New Jersey Historical Divers Association, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey shipwreck and maritime history. Dan has participated in dozens of archaeological investigations on wreck sites in and out of the state of New Jersey. Most of these investigations were under the direction of professional contract archaeologists.

As a founding member and trustee of NJHDA, he has given dozens of presentations throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Delaware on the topic of New Jersey shipwreck history. He has identified fourteen wrecks off the New Jersey coast. Lieb appeared on the History Channel’s program “Deep Sea Detectives” in September of 2004. The program featured two old, sunken locomotives investigated by NJHDA. The locomotives are amongst the oldest known to exist. In August 2014, he and Steve Nagiewicz led an expedition to map the “Robert J. Walker,” a historic wreck off Atlantic City.

This event is free and open to all! This program will take place virtually over Zoom. On the day before the program you will be sent the Zoom meeting information by email.