Titanic Centennial Event: Meet a Shipwreck Survivor
It's the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Learn about another catastrophic shipwreck, the 1956 collision of the
SS Andrea Doria and the MS Stockholm. Survivor Pierette Domenica Simpson who was nine years old at the time, shares her personal and harrowing account of the event when she visits the Downtown Library on Monday, April 16 at 7 pm.
She is the only survivor in history to write a complete account of the disaster, Alive on the Andrea Doria!: The Greatest Sea Rescue in History. Pierette's new young adult novel is I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria!: The Titanic of the 1950s. Books will be for sale.