The legendary Schooner AMERICA logged a charmed and checkered history that brought her from the famous 1851 race in England to service as a Confederate Blockade Runner to decades as a beloved private yacht and fixture at the Naval Academy. Yet 90 years after her historic victory she ended up in ruins on the shores of Spa Creek while the extraordinary wartime boat-building of the Annapolis Yacht Yard swirled around her.
SpinSheet Magazine co-founder Dave Gendell has spent years researching the history and mystery of the schooner and her final days in Annapolis. His presentation, part of the Windjammers Lecture Series, includes a boatload of visuals, first-hand accounts, and explorations along the Annapolis waterfront during World War 2.February 8 (Saturday) 8-10 p.m. Severn School’s Price Theater (inside the McCleary Student Center) $15. You can buy walk-up tickets.