PUBLIC PRESENTATION: Simon Lake - New Jersey's Submarine Inventor

  • 07 Nov 2018
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Bahrs Landing Restaurant, 1 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ

PUBLIC PRESENTATION: Simon Lake - New Jersey's Submarine Inventor

In 1893 the US Navy sponsored the Great Submarine Contest which pitted New Jersey's Simon Lake against John Holland and others.

Lake had conducted early and successful submarine experiments in the Shrewsbury River near his home in Atlantic Highlands, and at the confluence of the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers, where he piloted a wheeled wooden submersible along the bottom of the rivers. 

In this presentation, Rick Geffkin, a local noted historian, reveals images and stories about Lake’s failures and ultimate triumphs. 

7:30pm: Coffee and Cookies. 

8:00pm: Presentation. 9:00pm Close. 

FREE event, ALL are welcome. 

Come early to Bahrs and enjoy a drink and snack at the bar or a meal in the restaurant

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Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and other maritime history; and through the experiental on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for co-ed youth age 14-21.

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