Supporting the Natural and Cultural Resources along the Delaware River and Its Tributaries

November 13, 2013
Tim McGrath: War on the River: the Colonial Navy on the Delaware.

Mr. McGrath’s presentation focused on the Delaware River during the American Revolution. The events that took place on the Delaware – some heroic, some tragic, others comical – highlight the importance to the American cause that the river remain open, and equally necessary to the British that it be closed. The cast of characters include well-known names like Jones, Franklin, Barry, Cornwallis, and Howe – but also the unsung heroes, villains, and heroines who make the Delaware’s role in the war a great story.

A noted author and naval historian, McGrath is the author of John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail.

Fever! The History and Archaeology of the Philadelphia Lazaretto, a precursor to Ellis Island

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