Hard Luck Coast: The Perilous Reefs of Point Montara, Saturday

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Wed, May 19, 2010


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Coastsiders are invited to the launch of Hard Luck Coast: The Perilous Reefs of Point Montara, featuring readings and a book signing by the author, shipwreck renderings by local artist Galen Wolf, and several special guests. Stroll the lighthouse grounds, view the art, and see displays of shipwrecks and lighthouse keeper artifacts.

Celebrating National Maritime Day
May 22, 2010 from 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Program at 1:00 pm
Point Montara Lighthouse

Author JoAnn Semones made her mark as a maritime historian with her fascinating book, Shipwrecks, Scalawags, and Scavengers:  The Storied Waters of Pigeon Point.  In this, her most recent work, she has focused her attention on the treacherous strip of shore between Montara and Half Moon Bay that California writer John Steinbeck referred to as “the hard luck coast.”  JoAnn Semones tells the stories of shipwreck disasters along this coast in a scholarly, yet affectionate, style that is both easy to read and informative.