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Guest author Rachel Lance

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, 06385

On the night of February 17, 1864, the tiny Confederate submarine HL Hunley made its way toward the USS Housatonic just outside Charleston harbor. Within a matter of hours, the Union ship’s stern was blown open in a spray of wood planks. The explosion sank the ship, killing many of its crew. And the submarine, the first ever to be successful in combat, disappeared without a trace.

Author Rachel Lance is a biomedical engineer who specializes in patterns of injury and trauma, and she is especially fascinated by blast and ballistic events. She works as an assistant consulting professor at Duke University, where she conducts research at the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology. A native of suburban Detroit, Rachel lives with her husband in Durham, North Carolina. Register online in advance for this Zoom meeting. Zoom Link available on our Calendar of Events at


March 16
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Waterford Public Library
49 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, 06385
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