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Wreck of the Dictator

Wreck of the Dictator

July 5 – August 27 | Tuesday through Sunday at 8pm and 9pm

Location: 25th Street at Atlantic Avenue

FREE and open to the public

On March 3rd , 1891, A Norwegian sailing ship grounded itself during a nor-easter
off the Virginia Beach coast. For an entire day, the men of the Lifesaving Service
tried desperately to save the passengers aboard that ship, including the Captain’s
wife and 3-year-old son. The harrowing events of that day etched themselves in
the memory of Hampton Roads and precipitated the creation of the Statue of the
Norwegian Lady at 25th Street. The Wreck of the Dictator tells the breathtaking
true story of the rescue mission of a ship that was slowly being beaten to pieces
less than 300 yards from the shore while a crowd of shocked bystanders looked
on.

For more information about the Virginia Legends Walk Foundation and to nominate an iconic Virginian to the Virginia Legends Walk, visit https://va-legends.net/

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