Coming from Don and The History Press:

May 24, 2021:

Cape Cod Shipwrecks:

Stories of Tragedy & Triumph 

Don's next history walks will be on May 15!
Pre-registration required ...
Storms, Shipwrecks & Rescues, 10 a.m.
Outermost House, 1 p.m.
More updates to come ...
Virtual: The Portland Gale on Cape Cod -- May 12, 7 p.m.
Virtual: The Portland Gale on Cape Cod -- May 12, 7 p.m.

On Thanksgiving Weekend of 1898, the S.S. Portland, known as the "Titanic of New England," disappeared off the coast of Cape Cod during a raging blizzard, claiming 192 lives. Learn about this historic event, forever known as the "Portland Gale," which also caused dozens of shipwrecks in a 24-hour period, and bodies and debris washing ashore on Cape Cod's Outer Beach for weeks, making it the worst storm and life loss in the annals of Massachusetts and Cape Cod’s long maritime history.

History Walks
History Walks

Don history walks on the Outer Cape are back -- next walks on May 15! Presented on selected Saturdays in partnership with the Harwich Conservation Trust & Eastham Conservation Foundation. Visit the Harwich Conservation Trust site below and click on "Walks & Events." Photo by Gerry Beetham)

Don's books
Don's books

"Shipwrecks of Cape Cod" (May 24, 2021) "A Brief History of Eastham" "Henry Beston's Cape Cod"

Virtual: The Portland Gale on Cape Cod -- May 12, 7 p.m.
Virtual: The Portland Gale on Cape Cod -- May 12, 7 p.m.

On Thanksgiving Weekend of 1898, the S.S. Portland, known as the "Titanic of New England," disappeared off the coast of Cape Cod during a raging blizzard, claiming 192 lives. Learn about this historic event, forever known as the "Portland Gale," which also caused dozens of shipwrecks in a 24-hour period, and bodies and debris washing ashore on Cape Cod's Outer Beach for weeks, making it the worst storm and life loss in the annals of Massachusetts and Cape Cod’s long maritime history.

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What they're saying ...

 

Looking forward to this. We’ll certainly add to our collection one for circulating and one for our local history collection.
— Falmouth (Mass.) Public Library, 2021

Don Wilding … calls himself a storyteller, but he is also somewhat of a scholar. He’s a very dynamic man who pulls you into the stories of Cape Cod.
— Rhoda Flaxman, Retired Professor of Literature, Brown University, and Founder, Open University of Wellfleet, 2017

(Don Wilding’s) heart and writing pad are firmly entrenched in the dunes of the Outer Cape.

— The Cape Cod Voice, 2001

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If you get the chance to meet Don, or read his book, or see his presentation, I highly recommend you do.
— Peter Doherty, English Department, Tahanto Regional High School, Boylston, Mass.

(Don Wilding’s) history pieces … are among The Cape Codder (newspaper’s) high points.

New England Newspaper & Press Association, 2019

 

You’re continuing to tell these stories, and as we’re losing our heroes of the old Cape, you’re maintaining that. Everyone should keep an eye on where you are and what you’re speaking about in your different engagements.

Robby McQueeney ("The Dune Tramp"), WOMR-FM, Provincetown

 

(Don’s) scholarship (is) certainly evident. (He is) most knowledgeable about Cape history.

Betty McIntyre, Landfall Sailing Club