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Narratives of Shipwrecks and Disasters 1586 1860

Author : Keith Gibson Huntress
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California Disasters 1812 1899

Author : William B. Seacrest
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It was another time. Deadly earthquakes, steamboat explosions, floods, train wrecks, and other tragedies were a part of everyday life in nineteenth-century California. Yet, the men and women of the day licked their wounds, mourned their dead, picked up the pieces, and plunged ahead to build a great prosperous new state that took its place in the forefront of our great Union. This is their stories, in their own words. First-person accounts of the major 19th century California catastrophes. Includes scores of contemporary period photographs and other illustrations.

Alaska Shipwrecks 12 Months of Disasters

Author : Captain Warren Good
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Alaska Shipwrecks: 12 Months of Disasters is a month to month accounting of the worst, largest and most interesting maritime disasters in Alaska history. Each chapter is a different month and each begins with significant statistics for that month in history. Included with the descriptions of 275 significant tragedies are word for word stories told by survivors, rescuers and other first hand observers. Particular attention has been paid to listing all of the thousands of names of persons who were lost. In some cases survivors names are included as well.


Author : Hillary Mayell
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Describes the causes and outcomes of famous shipwrecks throughout history and discusses how shipwrecks are investigated and what is being done to prevent future disasters.

Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea Or Historical Narratives of the Most Noted Calamities and Providential Deliverances which Have Resulted from Maritime Enterprise

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Shipwrecks Sea Raiders and Maritime Disasters Along the Delmarva Coast 1632 2004

Author : Donald G. Shomette
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A maritime history of the Delmarva Peninsula's Atlantic coast describes twenty-five disasters that have occurred in the area between the seventeenth century and the present day, recounting the 1750 loss of a Spanish treasure fleet, the Revolutionary War blockade of the Delaware, the 1933 hurricane, Confederate raids during the Civil War, and the Nazi U-boat offensive during World War II.


Author : Nigel Cawthorne
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This is great reading for the huge number of people with a passion for the sa. It is immaculately researched and builds itself into a rather dramatic history of sailing the seven seas. Ships have been overwhelmed by huge waves, consumed by fire, sunk by storms and driven onto uncharted rocks.

A History of Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea

Author : Cyrus Redding
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Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea Or Accounts of the Principal Calamities on the Ocean which Have Occurred During the Present Century

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Shipwrecks and Other Maritime Disasters of the Maine Coast

Author : Taryn Plumb
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With its incessant fogs and infamously craggy coast, Maine has long been a bane of mariners. Scores of vessels and countless lives have been lost on its rocky shores. Taryn Plumb explores the tragic history of shipwrecks in Maine, focusing on a dozen or so of the most interesting and weaving in tales of pirates, lost treasure, violent storms, and other disasters. Maine’s role in shipbuilding is legendary, and the history of vessels meeting their demise here is equally compelling.