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Contact: Sue Moynihan, Chief of Interpretation and Cultural Resource Management, 508-957-0738
A handful of the shells fired by the U-boat's two deck guns struck Nauset Beach, giving the town of Orleans the distinction of being the first, and only, spot in the United States to receive enemy fire during the war. Join author Jake Klim for a free, one-hour presentation about this historic event at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 14 at Salt Pond Visitor Center.Jake will sign and sell his book Attack on Cape Cod following the presentation.
Jake Klim was born and raised on Cape Cod just twenty miles from the village of Orleans. As a child he read about the "Attack on Orleans" in local periodicals but always wanted to know the full story. Klim studied film and video at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Today he is a television producer and writer based in North Bethesda, Maryland, outside of Washington D.C. He has worked on productions for the History Channel, the Military Channel, the National Geographic Channel and the Weather Channel, among many others. He is a competitive runner and trains with the Georgetown Running Club in Washington D.C.
This upcoming program is part of the annual "Tuesday Evening Series" at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. Held weekly at 7 PM in the summer in the air-cooled comfort of the visitor center auditorium, programs cover the diverse natural and cultural resources of the Outer Cape and are suitable for all ages, free of charge and accessible. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open from 9 AM to 5 PM and staff is available to assist with activity planning. Stop by and visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh and shop in the book and gift store featuring interpretive items such as books, maps, puzzles and games. For more information about the seashore's programs, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/caco.