Contact: Woodbridge Library
Age recommendation: All Ages
Join the Woodbridge Public Library virtually as author and historian Peggy Gavan July 14 at 7PM as she takes you back in time to discover New York’s maritime history while sharing some amazing stories of famous (and not-so-famous) seafaring cats of Old New York.
Explore the history of Chelsea Piers, Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York Docks, and more while meeting some memorable nautical felines and the sailors, dock workers, and ship captains who came to their rescue—and then came to love them.
- The Pirate Cats of Chelsea Piers Who Celebrated Christmas on the RMS Olympic
- The Mascot Cats of the Seaman’s Church Institute of New York
- The Little Black Kitten Presented to the RMS Carpathia
- The Viking Cat Rescued by Lifeboat en Route to Brooklyn
- The Navy Cat Who Survived the Explosion on the USS Maine
- The Brave and Brawny Cats of the Brooklyn Navy Yard — and more
- Fun for cat lovers and New York maritime history fans alike!
Registration is required. Please register here https://bit.ly/3wjZ4KI or call 732-634-4450.
Peggy Gavan is the author of The Cat Men of Gotham: Tales of Feline Friendship in Old New York (Rutgers University Press, 2019). She is also the creator of The Hatching Cat: True and Unusual Animal Tales of Old New York, which has been featured in Newsweek and The New York Times. This website explores the history of New York through amazing stories about cats, dogs, horses, cows, and other animals that made the headlines in the 1800s and early 1900s. Peggy lives in Warwick, NY, with her husband and three cats.
This event is a part of our Summer Reading Programming - Tails and Tales!
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