Lecture, Live Music

Commemorating CSS Tallahassee’s History in Story and Song

When: Sun., Nov. 9, 2 p.m. 2014

Under cover of darkness, August 19, 1864, the Confederate raider CSS Tallahassee slipped through Halifax Harbour’s Eastern Passage under the skilled pilotage of Jock Flemming. This act of both skilled seamanship and daring entered our Maritime history and became legend. This famous tale will be commemorated with historian David Flemming, a great, great grand nephew of Jock Flemming, along with a spectacular scale model of the famous vessel owned by Brian Flemming, the great, great grandson of the legendary harbour pilot. A special presentation in story and song will also be performed by singer/songwriter Alistair Macdonald and storyteller Cindy Campbell Stone. Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of this adventure which is perhaps the most under-told story of our harbour’s history.

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