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Lecture: Robert N. Macomber

May 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Blood Money: The Caribbean’s Crucial Role in the U.S. Civil War

Presented by award-winning author Robert N. Macomber

Lecture begins at 7:00 PM

FREE for Members; $5 for guests.

Blockade-runners, Confederate ocean raiders, Union blockade squadrons, US Navy shipwrecks causing international incidents, clandestine arming of new warships, and desperate preparations for the final naval battle of the Civil War are all part of the action as Robert N. Macomber, an award-winning author and internationally acclaimed lecturer, takes a fascinating look at the Caribbean’s role in the American Civil War. From the war’s beginning to its tumultuous end, Spanish Cuba, the British Bahamas, French Mexico, and the Danish West Indies were the scenes of fantastic profits, naval skullduggery, and political intrigue, and Macomber will tell all.

Best known for his 14 Honor Series novels, Macomber’s maritime thrillers describe the life and career of his protagonist, US naval officer Peter Wake, from the Civil War in Florida to beyond the Spanish-American War in 1898. Admired across the globe for his work on the page and the stage, Macomber illuminates significant historical events with inimitable enthusiasm.



May 7
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222