Pirates, Pinnacles and Petticoats – October 5, 2016

The Endowment Committee and Friends of the Monterey Public Library are pleased to invite you to a lecture

Pirates, Pinnacles and Petticoats:
The Shipwrecks of Point Pinos and Monterey Bay

With JoAnn Semones, PhD
Maritime Historian and Author

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Hors d’oeuvres Served

Wave Street Studios
774 Wave Street
Monterey, CA

$25 per person
1849 Society Members & Guests Complimentary

RSVP by Monday, October 3

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joann-semones-author-photo“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. Learn more about JoAnn at www.GullCottageBooks.com.


For more information, contact Sirie Thongchua at 831.646.5632 or thongchu@monterey.org.

Tickets available at investinmpl.org, in person at the Library Help Desk or by phone at 831.646.5632.

MPL Friends is a 501(c)( 3) Non-Profit. Tax ID #91-1976593.
Fair market value is $25.00.