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Legends Live! Wreck of the Dictator (Virginia Beach)

July 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Monday through Saturday at 8pm and 9pm

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.