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Wednesday, Nov 28 2012
The legends of maritime history evoke images of seafaring adventures to exotic destinations afar: Explorers setting sail to terra incognito, ships conveying pilfered riches from parts unknown, shipwrecks run aground on unforgiving tropical islands. Given its storied history as a major shipping channel that possesses unpredictable weather, imposing geology, and perilous waters, the San Francisco Bay has entombed its own share of dead sailors’ tales. To coincide with the ongoing exhibit "Before the Bridge: Sight and Sound at the Golden Gate," which entails rarely seen photos, maps, paintings, poetry, and other pre-bridge booty, the Presidio Trust invites maritime archaeologist James Delgado to delve into the secrets imprisoned in the depths of the Bay. “Shipwrecks at the Golden Gate” details some of the most notable vessels that have docked at the bottom of the Bay ’til judgment day, and the tantalizing treasures stowed within. Delgado gives voice to the long-forgotten sailors and their elaborate yarns, since the tempestuous and taciturn Bay will never speak.
Wed., Dec. 12, 7 p.m., 2012

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