Join us for a conversation with Michael Dougherty, author of The Wreck of the Faithful Steward on Delaware’s False Cape.
In the summer of 1785, a group of Irish migrants took to the Atlantic to escape the abuse and persecution of the ruling classes at home. They sought a new life in the United States, a place “where the banner of freedom waved proudly” and “every good was possessed.” Their ship was new and sturdy, and its captain had a good reputation. On this voyage, however, it was overloaded with migrant families and a massive cargo of counterfeit coins. By the first of September the ship was lost, somewhere off the mid-Atlantic coast. Dougherty tells the story of the wreck and the people on board.
Michael Dougherty served for twenty-five years in the federal government focused on law and policy. He is a former Ombudsman for Citizenship and Immigration Services and a former Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration and Trade Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is a shipwreck diver. His home surf break is Indian River Inlet, Delaware.
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