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RADM Callo to Speak on Board Lighthouse Tender LILAC

May 24, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

Visit the 1933 lighthouse tender Lilac‘s buoy deck on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 PM for The War of 1812: A New Perspective, a presentation by RADM Joseph F. Callo, USNR (Ret.).

The evening will offer a new appreciation of the importance of this war and its long-term implications as we commemorate the bicentennial of the war and the Star-Spangled Banner, kicking off OpSail and Fleet Week.

Rear Admiral Callo is a naval historian and author of the award-winning John Paul Jones: America’s First Sea Warrior and several titles examining the life and career of Admiral Lord Nelson. Prior to writing full time, he was an award-winning television producer and writer. For ten years, he was an adjunct associate professor at St. John’s University in New York City, where he taught courses on writing for mass media.  Admiral Callo is a graduate of Yale University’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Program, and he served at sea in the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Amphibious Force.

Callo will be signing copies of his just-released book The Sea Was Always There, which will be available for sale.

Volunteers are needed to set up before and clean up after as well as to assist at the gangway to greatvisitors.  If you can help, please contact Mary at [email protected] or 917-709-5291.

Visit the LILAC Preservation Project website to learn more.


May 24, 2012
6:30 pm
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