Martin County Library System Press Releases

March 24, 2014

Sea captain and author Don Cramer presents on 50-year career, wreck diving and more at Blake Library April 2

For immediate release: March 18, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

DON CRAMER awarded by SW Phile Dive Club

Wednesday, April 2 at 2 pm, in the John F. Armstrong Wing at the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, seasoned sea captain Don Cramer will provide viewers with tales from his voyages in the Mid-Atlantic over a fifty year career, in correspondence with his autobiography SummerPlace: 101 Year History of Fishing & Wreck Diving. Hear about the zany characters who boarded his vessels, enjoy the explorations of Maryland and Virginia dive clubs, who ventured out with Don, visiting wrecks such as the Varranger, King Cobia, The MoonStone and Jacob Jones. Hear first-hand accounts of rescued treasure. The stories of the Cramer clan unwind through emerging sea towns and the ups and downs of marriage, life at sea and love and loss. This is event is presented in partnership with Journey Stories.

Donald Cramer is a 3rd generation captain. Loving the open seas, and the thrill of the “find” Don captained an oyster boat from the mid 1950’s to 1970’s before entering the dangerous world of wreck diving. He chartered treasure hunters on decades of voyages out of the Hereford Inlet in New Jersey. Don is one of a handful of captains to hold an Active Commercial License. With an astute memory, he retells his tales of treasure, woe and humor in his book SummerPlace: 101 Year History of Fishing & Wreck Diving.

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at




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