Shipwrecks Along The Atlantic Coast

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Encyclopedia Of Florida Shipwrecks Volume I

Author : Michael C. Barnette
ISBN : 0974303615
Genre : History
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A foremost authority on Florida shipwrecks and maritime history indexes more than 1,300 Atlantic coast shipwrecks and artificial reefs, and provides 330 archival and underwater images, and 1,000 Atlantic coast shipwreck coordinates.
Category: History

Graveyard Of The Atlantic

Author : David Stick
ISBN : 9780807867099
Genre : History
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This is a factual account, written in the pace of fiction, of hundreds of dramatic losses, heroic rescues, and violent adventures at the stormy meeting place of northern and southern winds and waters -- the Graveyard of the Atlantic off the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Category: History

A Guide To Sunken Ships In American Waters

Author : Adrian L. Lonsdale
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035285902
Genre : Shipwrecks
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Definitive listing of 1,100 shipwrecks along the U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes and larger rivers, with descriptions and charts for plotting them.
Category: Shipwrecks

Disaster At Sea

Author : William H. Flayhart
ISBN : 0393326519
Genre : History
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With the help of never-before-published material, an acclaimed maritime scholar captures the stories of a number of vessels that experienced adventure on the high seas, from the tragic loss of the liner Arctic in 1854 to the swift sinking of the Italian Andrea Doria in 1956. Originally published as Perils of the Atlantic. Reprint.
Category: History

Cape Cod Shipwrecks

Author : Theodore Parker Burbank
ISBN : 1935616072
Genre : History
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Thousands of Shipwrecks off Cape Cod So many ships have piled up on the hidden sand bars off the coast between Chatham and Provincetown that those fifty miles of sea have been called an "ocean graveyard" containing an estimated 3,500 shipwrecks including that of the Whydah Gally, the famed pirate ship of Black Sam Bellamy that went down with over 4.5 tons of gold, silver, jewels and other treasures off Marconi Beach. In fact, between Truro and Wellfleet alone, according to the U.S. Lifesaving Service, there had been more than 1,000 wrecks from 1850 until the Cape Cod Canal was opened in 1918. Ship Ashore! When a storm struck the Cape in the early days, no one was surprised to hear the alarm: "Ship ashore! All hands perishing!" The townspeople would turn out on the beach, but usually the surf was too high for them to attempt a rescue; and by the time the storm was over, there was usually no one alive to rescue. The First Recorded Wreck The first recorded wreck was the Sparrow-Hawk which ran aground at Orleans in 1626 after successfully the sailing more than 3,000 miles from England to Cape Cod. The 25 people aboard the tiny 29 ft craft were able to get ashore safely, and the ship was repaired. But, before it could set sail, the ship was sunk by another storm, buried in the sand, and wasn't seen for over two hundred years. In 1863, after storms had shifted the sands again, the skeleton of the Sparrow-Hawk reappeared briefly. So the ocean takes and gives back and takes again. (The ribs of the ship are now on display at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum). The stories of heroism, bravery, treachery, valor and sadness behind the scores of shipwrecks are chronicled here in graphic detail.
Category: History

Shipwrecks Sea Raiders And Maritime Disasters Along The Delmarva Coast 1632 2004

Author : Donald G. Shomette
ISBN : 0801886708
Genre : History
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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.
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Shipwrecks Unforgotten

Author : Norbert Freitag
ISBN : 1887678123
Genre : Science
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Gathers information on shipwrecks found on the Eastern coast of the United States, provides the names of the ships, construction materials, location, and dates on which ships were considered lost
Category: Science

Historic Shipwrecks Of The Gulf Of Mexico

Author : Dave Ball
ISBN : 9781437901061
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This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file ¿Josephine¿ and other sources on sidewheel steamships of the 19th century. This lesson could be used in units on commerce, maritime transportation, or technology. It can be used to help students learn about the maritime industry along the Gulf Coast of the U.S. in the 19th century, or to understand the importance of merchant steamships in the settlement of the Texas Gulf Coast. Contents: Historical Context; Locating the Site: Maps; Determining the Facts: The History of the Steamship ¿Josephine,¿ Who Was Charles Morgan?, and Paddlewheel Steamboats; Visual Evidence: Images; Putting It All Together: Create a Paddlewheel, and Local Shipwrecks. Vocabulary. Illus.

New Jersey Shipwrecks

Author : Margaret Thomas Buchholz
ISBN : 1593220502
Genre : History
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Winner of the Foundation for Coast Guard History¿s award for ¿a brilliantly researched chronicle of shipwrecks along the New Jersey Shore from 1642 to the present day.¿New Jersey Shipwrecks takes us on a gripping voyage through the ¿Graveyard of the Atlantic,¿ a name bestowed upon the state¿s treacherous shoals and inlets. Before this coastline became a summer playground of second homes and resort beaches, it was a wild frontier of uninhabited and shifting sandbars. From the days of sail to steam and oil, ships (and submarines) have been drawn to this coast. And, for thousands of vessels, it became their final resting-place.Early rescuers braved the seas in small boats, using simple buoys and rope to help victims. Others invented new technologies to assist in rescues. Quoting from original letters and reports, Shipwrecks reveals the sense of duty and honor which prevailed in these brave rescuers. Many devoted their lives ¿ literally ¿ to help save others whose lives were turned upside down in stormy Atlantic waters.From the early wrecks of the 18th century to the present day, the life-and-death drama of maritime disasters is captured in Shipwrecks, along with the history of the U. S. Lifesaving Service (later to become the Coast Guard), lighthouses, legends, and true accounts of heroism.142 historic photographs and illustrations are displayed in this quality, large-format softcover, which also includes a listing of the hundreds of wrecks along the New Jersey Shore, as well as an index and bibliography.
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Shipwrecks Of The Outer Banks

Author : James D. Charlet
ISBN : 9781493035892
Genre : History
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More than 6,000 ships have met their doom in the waters along the North Carolina coast, weaving a rich history of tragedy, drama and heroics along these picturesque beaches. Men have lost their lives and fortunes, and heroes have been made where the combination of mixing currents, treacherous coastline and shifting underwater sandbars spells disaster for even the most seasoned sailor. These are the stories of daring rescues, tragic failures, enduring mysteries, buried treasure, and fascinating legend.
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Seasoned By Salt

Author : Rodney Barfield
ISBN : 080784537X
Genre : Photography
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The Outer Banks of North Carolina have had a lively and sometimes lurid history going back four centuries. These barrier islands, frequently battered by storms and hurricanes, were the site of the first English colony in North America and figured prominen
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Author : DK
ISBN : 9781405359085
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Did you know early lighthouses were used up to 3,000 years ago with woodfires on headlands? Dive deep into the underwater world of shipwrecks, find out the most common causes of sinking and see inside spectacular wrecks full of ancient secrets fromaround the world.
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Outer Banks Shipwrecks

Author : Mary Ellen Riddle
ISBN : 9781439659885
Genre : Nature
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Ever since ships began navigating the coast of North Carolina, the area has maintained a reputation for being dangerous. Today, the region that stretches from the Currituck Outer Banks south to Bogue Banks is referred to as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." From the 1585 grounding of the English ship Tiger off the Outer Banks to the 2012 loss of the Bounty, more than 2,000 shipwrecks have occurred in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Weather, geography, war, piracy, and human error have all contributed to this dense shipwreck zone. The stories behind the shipwrecks illustrate the best and worst of mankind, showing courage and compassion as well as the atrocities of war. This history informs readers about commerce, technology, war, environment, maritime life, and the complexity of the human element.
Category: Nature