Join The Historical Society For…Some History


On Monday, February 26th at 2PM at Bonita Bill’s, The Estero Island Historical Society is hosting a presentation by Historian and award-winning author Robert Macomber.

The presentation is called The America’s Cup and The Civil War – The Remarkable Story of a Famous Racer-Turned-Combat Ship in Florida

It’s a little-known story behind one of the nation’s most famous ships and her unlikely role in the Civil War — in Florida — for both sides. In this presentation, Robert Macomber speaks about where this ship operated during the war, her long and diverse life afterward, and her ultimate strange demise.

Macomber is a multi-award winning author, internationally acclaimed lecturer, former Dept. of Defense consultant, commentator for TV and film, adventurous expedition leader, and accomplished seaman. He was named “2020 Florida Writer of the Year” by the Florida Writers Association.

Macomber is best known for the 17 novels completing his “Honor Series”, popular maritime thrillers that describe the life and career of his protagonist, U.S. naval officer Peter Wake, from the American Civil War in Florida, beyond the Spanish-American War in 1898, and well into the 1900s, with Wake’s legacy stretching for generations.

Bonita Bill’s is located at 702 Fisherman’s Wharf.



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