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The Shipwreck Hunter

Author : David L. Mearns
ISBN : 9781925575286
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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David Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battlecruiser HMS Hood to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama's 16th century fleet, David has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world. The Shipwreck Hunter is an account of David's most intriguing and fascinating finds. It details both the meticulous research and the mid-ocean stamina and courage required to find a wreck miles beneath the sea, as well as the moving human stories that lie behind each of these oceanic tragedies. Combining the derring-do of Indiana Jones with the precision of a surgeon, in The Shipwreck Hunter David Mearns opens a porthole into the shadowy depths of the ocean.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Naturally Salty

Author : Marianne Scott
ISBN : 1894898036
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the course of cruising the west coast, Marianne Scott has met a variety of fascinating people whose lives revolve around the sea-racing sailors, scientists, yacht designers, boat-builders, writers, painters and eccentrics. Compelled to introduce these folk to a wider world, Marianne conducted interviews from Portland to Bella Coola to bring together this engaging collection of profiles. Readers will meet hermit Bob Stewart; publisher Tom Kincaid, founder of Nor'westing magazine; writer Charlie White of fishing-book fame; shipwreck hunter James Delgado; biologist Verena Tunnicliffe; whale researcher Paul Spong; entrepreneur Jim Whittaker, who started REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), the renowned supplier of specialty outdoor gear; designers Ted Brewer and Bob Perry; lighthouse-keeper Flo Anderson; and many more. From 20-something adventurers to octo-genarians still single handing, the people in this book are intriguing, honest, funny-and inspiring.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Adventures Of A Sea Hunter

Author : James Delgado
ISBN : 1926685601
Genre : History
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As a "Sea Hunter" and host, with novelist Clive Cussler, for the new National Geographic International television series, join Delgado as the team searches for, discovers and explores, among others, the wrecks of RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic’s survivors; Mary Celeste, the infamous "ghost ship" found sailing alone without a soul aboard, in the mid-Atlantic in 1872; Vrouw Maria, a perfectly preserved Dutch cargo ship of 1771, discovered on the bottom of the Baltic Ocean packed with cargo, including crates of long-lost Old Masters belonging to Empress Catherine the Great of Russia; the lost ships of the Mongol fleet of Kublai Khan that invaded Japan in 1274; and wreck of the USS Mississinewa, the first ship sunk by a Japanese "suicide submarine" in WWII. Stories and personalities of the past are interspersed with visits and voyages around the world - crossing the Atlantic, drifting in a powerless ship at the mercy of gales in the heart of the Pacific, and navigating through the fabled Northwest Passage. The undeniable thrill of being where history was made make "Adventures of a Sea Hunter" a highly entertaining, personal account of the exploration of the sea and the past that rests beneath the waves.
Category: History

The Shipwreck

Author : William Falconer
ISBN : HARVARD:32044086776853
Genre : Shipwrecks
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Category: Shipwrecks

Dead Men S Silver The Story Of Australia S Greatest Shipwreck Hunter

Author : Hugh Edwards
ISBN : 9780730499084
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of more than sixty years of diving adventures, through starkly contrasting locations and extraordinary advances in technology. From boyhood dreamer to master treasure hunter, Hugh Edwards documents his life through tales of shipwreck and salvage. the story of more than sixty years of diving adventures including his significant find of the Batavia, Hugh Edwards documents his life through tales of shipwreck, treasure hunting and salvage. Brought up on tales of pirates and great treasure hunters, Hugh Edwards never expected to handle 'pieces of eight' himself. But one exciting day off the West Australian coast, that is exactly what happened, when he and his team located treasure lost from the Dutch East Indiaman shipwreck the Vergulde Draeck. It was a moment of astonishment and euphoria, as there in his hand lay a piece of silver with the inscription: PHILIPPUS IIII ... REX HISPANIA ... DG - Philip IV, King of Spain, Dei Gratia (by the Grace of God). the date on the coin was 1654. Nearly fifty years later Hugh Edwards has explored shipwrecks around the world - in the Mediterranean, the Falklands, Cambodia - wherever there is treasure to be found. He has been recognised as 'primary finder' of the 1629 wreck of the Batavia and the 1727 wreck the Zeewyk. He has worked with some of the world's craziest, daring and most successful divers in some of the most beautiful or stormy places on Earth. this is the story of a lifetime of adventure - of dangerous seas, thrilling underwater locations, of pirate diplomacy and empire building, and of modern derring-do. 'Ever since there have been ships and sailors there have been shipwrecks. Each is different, and each is a time capsule, arrested at a particular moment - and they all came to the same unexpected and unscheduled end.' Hugh Edwards
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The Shipwreck Etc

Author : William FALCONER (Poet.)
ISBN : BL:A0019384087
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Shipwreck Hunter

Author : Gerry Volgenau
ISBN : UOM:39015071255361
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Category: Sports & Recreation

The Wexford

Author : Paul Carroll
ISBN : 1770705449
Genre : Transportation
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Winner for the 2010 SOS Marine Heritage Award The steamer Wexford, with her flared bow, tall masts, and her open, canvas-sided hurricane deck, charmed spectators as she carried cargo across the Great Lakes. The romance and adventure of her British and French history in the South American trade followed her. Under newly appointed 24-year-old captain Bruce Cameron, her fateful final voyage was punctuated with opportunities to be saved from destruction , but his persistence in trying to make port at Goderich led to tragedy - a victim of the storm of 1913. Over a period of 87 years, she eluded many efforts to locate her remains, but was finally discovered in 2000 by a sailor using a fish-finding device. Since then, she has been visited by thousands, but sadly plundered. Our story traces her history from her British origins in 1883, through the transition to become a "Laker," the eventful storm, the search, and her ultimate discovery in southern Lake Huron, and the controversy over how she should be protected.
Category: Transportation

Sunset In Central Park

Author : Sarah Morgan
ISBN : 9781460396094
Genre : Fiction
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In the chaos of New York, true love can be hard to find, even when it's been right under your nose all along… Love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. After witnessing the fallout of her parents' divorce, she's seen the devastation an overload of emotion can cause. The only man she feels comfortable with is her friend Matt—but that's strictly platonic. If only she found it easier to ignore the way he makes her heart race… Matt Walker has loved Frankie for years but, sensing how fragile she is beneath her feisty exterior, has always played it cool. But then he uncovers new depths to the girl he's known forever and doesn't want to wait a moment longer. He knows Frankie has secrets and has buried them deep, but can Matt persuade her to trust him with her heart and kiss him under the Manhattan sunset?
Category: Fiction