Book Talk: The Seafaring Cats of Gotham

South Street Seaport Museum
Book Talk: The Seafaring Cats of Gotham

A Talk with Author Peggy Gavan

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The South Street Seaport Museum presents The Seafaring Cats of Gotham, a book talk with author Peggy Gavan on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Melville Gallery at 213 Water St. Tickets are $5 and available at open at 6:15pm and a reception will follow the talk.
The evening will feature true tales of ships, sailors, and their mascot cats in early 20th-century Manhattan and Brooklyn. Peggy Gavan, author of The Cat Men of Gotham: Tales of Feline Friendships in Old New York, will wind the audience through the piers and streets of Old New York as she tells amazing stories of the sailors, dock workers, and ship captains of Gotham and the ship cats they adopted and came to love. 
Hear about:
  • The Pirate Cats of Chelsea Piers Who Celebrated Christmas on the RMS Olympic
  • The Little Black Kitten Presented to Captain Arthur Rostron, the Hero of the RMS Carpathia
  • The Viking Ship Cat Who Was Rescued by Lifeboat en Route to Brooklyn
  • The Determined Ship Cat of Pier 95-and More Nautical Cat Tales