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A submarine near Saugus?

The Submarine USS-49

Local author Stephen Wilk will discuss that unusual event on Sept. 15 at the Saugus Public Library

(Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued by the Saugus Public Library this week.)

  How did an S-49 Submarine get so close to Saugus? Join us at the library on September 15 at 6:30 p.m. to hear the answer to that question from local author Stephen Wilk.

  Launched in 1921, Submarine USS S-49 was built for the United States Navy but was sold 10 years later to “Captain” Francis J. Chrestensen, who turned it into a floating tourist attraction for which he charged 25 cents admission. One of its stops was Point of Pines in Revere.

  Stephen Wilk has been writing and publishing since 1979. He’s interested in the unusual, including edible lasers, and questions like “Why do vampires dissolve in sunlight?”

  Anyone interested in local history or submarines will enjoy this free program. No registration is required.

  Contact info: Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906; 781-231-4168 / sauguspubliclibrary.org / www.facebook.com/SaugusPublicLibrary/

submarine tourist attraction
SUBMARINE TOURIST ATTRACTION: Saugus area residents got a chance to view the submarine USS S-49 at Point of Pines in Revere during one of its many stops along the East Coast for several years in the 1930s. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate)

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