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Spyglass Speaker Series - After the Shipwreck - History of the Norfolk Wreckers - Anna Holloway


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Virginia MOCA
2200 Parks Ave 23451 Virginia Beach United States
What happens after the Shipwreck? Fortunes, and history, have been made salvaging ships lost in the waters of Hampton Roads. Starting in the 1840s, B & J Baker and Company, later incorporated as The Baker Salvage Company, would eventually become one of the premier salvage firms in the nation during the 1870s and 1880s. Best known for their work raising the Merrimack in 1861 (and again in the 1870s), their wrecking tugs and barges, along with their crews were a familiar sight in Virginia and North Carolina waters as they supplied needed assistance in a time when the US Life-Saving Service was in its infancy.