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Last updated: 3/14/19

The final voyage of Dr. Susan Dimock in 1875

In this illustrated lecture, author and photographer Susan Wilson shares images and tales from Susan Dimock’s life and final days.

In May of 1875, the citizens of Boston were shocked when a shipwreck off the coast of Cornwall, England, took the life of one of their youngest and most beloved surgeons, Dr. Susan Dimock.

In this illustrated lecture, author and photographer Susan Wilson shares images and tales from Susan Dimock’s life and final days, intertwining stories from her own 2018 research trip to the Isles of Scilly, where the disaster occurred, with new discoveries about Dr. Dimock and the heartbreaking shipwreck of 1875.

Following the lecture, guests are invited to walk with Susan Wilson to Dr. Dimock’s gravesite at Forest Hills.