Straitsmouth Island, off of Rockport, opened to the public in the summer of 2018 for the first time in 180 years. Grab a beer and listen to historian and author Paul St. Germain recount the riveting story of the island's history and the journey to reopening. Drawing from his personal experience as well as historical archives, Paul will give a virtual tour of Straitsmouth and the joint effort by the Town of Rockport, Mass Audubon, and the Thacher Island Association to make the much-needed improvements for public access.
Meets at the True North Ale Company, 116 County Road, Ipswich. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Snacks are provided; beer and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.