Ships and Shipwrecks of the Americas

The rich maritime history of the New World is the focus of this work, bringing together essays by leading nautical archaeologists. The narrative is enhanced by paintings, charts, diagrams and maps.

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Author: George Fletcher Bass

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 050027892X

Category: History

Page: 272

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The rich maritime history of the New World is the focus of this work, bringing together essays by leading nautical archaeologists. The narrative is enhanced by paintings, charts, diagrams and maps.

The Atlas of Shipwrecks Treasure

Provides a history of 40 significant shipwrecks, along with maps plotting the sites of more than 1,400 wrecks around the world

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Author: Nigel Pickford

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 1564585999

Category: Reference

Page: 200

View: 339

Provides a history of 40 significant shipwrecks, along with maps plotting the sites of more than 1,400 wrecks around the world

Shipwrecks

Recounts some of the most famous shipwrecks in history, including the Medusa, the Titanic, and the Lusitania, and looks at the exploration and recovery of shipwrecks around the world

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Author: David Spence

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 0764106465

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

View: 350

Recounts some of the most famous shipwrecks in history, including the Medusa, the Titanic, and the Lusitania, and looks at the exploration and recovery of shipwrecks around the world

Encyclopedia of Western Atlantic Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure

From aerial survey to zoology, Part I of this two-part encyclopedia covers all aspects of underwater archeology, treasure hunting and salvaging.

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Author: Victoria Sandz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786429028

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 546

From aerial survey to zoology, Part I of this two-part encyclopedia covers all aspects of underwater archeology, treasure hunting and salvaging. For example, entries are included for different types of artifacts, notable treasure hunters, the various salvaging equipment, and techniques in mapping and excavating. Part II covers the shipwrecks themselves, dividing them into 13 geographical categories. Beginning with the northernmost category (Canada) and ending with the southernmost (South America), every known shipwreck--both identified and unidentified--receives an entry in alphabetical order under its appropriate geographical category. Entries are by name, such as Andrea Gail, Titanic, and Queen Ann's Revenge. Unidentified is used when a shipwreck's name remains unknown. Entries give the nationality (e.g., Spanish, British, American), type (schooner, frigate, brig are three), function (examples: slave transportation, piracy, fishing), location and history of the shipwreck.

Shipwrecks Rescues

Every story details an actual event. Every name is that of a real person who was caught up in the wrecks, rescues and sometimes just everyday adventures on the fresh water seas. Nothing contained in this book is fictional.

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Author: Wes Oleszewski

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071514312

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 182

View: 711

"A book of the true adventures aboard Great Lakes vessels. Every story details an actual event. Every name is that of a real person who was caught up in the wrecks, rescues and sometimes just everyday adventures on the fresh water seas. Nothing contained in this book is fictional. These thrilling adventures are all a part of Great Lakes maritime history and are told as they actually happened"--P. [4] of cover.

A History of Shipwrecks

Discusses sea hazards and shipwrecks, and explores the mysteries behind the sinking of such ships as the Titanic, the Mary Rose, and the Andrea Doria.

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Author: David Spence

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library

ISBN: 0836862880

Category: Shipwrecks

Page: 36

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Discusses sea hazards and shipwrecks, and explores the mysteries behind the sinking of such ships as the Titanic, the Mary Rose, and the Andrea Doria.

Florida s Shipwrecks

Florida's Shipwrecks utilizes captivating images to illustrate dramatic stories of danger and peril at sea, introducing readers to a fascinating cross-section of Florida's shipwreck history.

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Author: Michael Barnette

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738554138

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 961

The Sunshine State has a rich maritime history spanning more than five centuries. Tragically, part of that history includes thousands of ships that have met their fates in Florida waters. Potentially more than 5,000 shipwrecks reside off Florida's 1,200 miles of coastline, with hundreds more lost in the state's interior rivers. In and of itself, the Florida Keys archipelago, consisting of approximately 1,700 islands stretching 200 miles, is littered with the remains of close to 1,000 shipwrecks. In fact, many features of the Florida Keys were named after various shipwreck events, such as Fowey Rocks, which earned its name after the 1748 wrecking of the British warship HMS Fowey, and Alligator Reef, where the schooner USS Alligator met her demise in 1822. Florida's Shipwrecks utilizes captivating images to illustrate dramatic stories of danger and peril at sea, introducing readers to a fascinating cross-section of Florida's shipwreck history.

Historic Shipwrecks of the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia

As one reads this book, stories will unfold which remind us that not so long ago, travelling by ship along the British Columbia coast would have challenged even the most seasoned mariner, and that danger lurked below the water's surface.

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Author: Jacques Marc

Publisher:

ISBN: 1525570447

Category: Social Science

Page: 104

View: 367

British Columbia's rugged Southern Gulf Islands enticed many pioneers, explorers, colonists, miners, and adventurers in the mid 19th century. Fog, wind, strong currents and the lack of aids to navigation made navigating these striking and treacherous islands a hazardous business. Many vessels and seafarers did not survive their intended voyages, and their forgotten remains now litter the sea floor, visited only by intrepid divers searching for clues to the past. As one reads this book, stories will unfold which remind us that not so long ago, travelling by ship along the British Columbia coast would have challenged even the most seasoned mariner, and that danger lurked below the water's surface. Historic Shipwrecks of the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia is a compilation of 14 stories about Shipwrecks throughout those islands. This book not only follows the history of each vessel and their loss, but also describes for the lay person what divers will see when they dive on the sites today. This book is a must have for those with an interest in British Columbia's maritime history. It is one of a series of shipwreck publications produced by the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia to make the province's submerged cultural history accessible to everyone....

Shipwreck A History of Disasters at Sea

From the Kyrenia ship of 300 BC to the Mary Rose, through to the Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000, this is a thrilling work of narrative history from one of our most talented young historians.

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Author: Sam Willis

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781623653750

Category: Transportation

Page: 352

View: 398

Shipwrecks have captured our imagination for centuries. Here acclaimed historian Sam Willis traces the astonishing tales of ships that have met with disastrous ends, along with theensuing acts of courage, moments of sacrifice and episodes of villainy that inevitably occurred in the extreme conditions. Many were freak accidents, and their circumstances so extraordinary that they inspired literature--the ramming of the Essex by a sperm whale was immortalized in Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Some symbolize colossal human tragedy: including the legendary Titanic whose maiden voyage famously went from pleasure cruise to epic catastrophe. From the Kyrenia ship of 300 BC to the Mary Rose, through to the Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000, this is a thrilling work of narrative history from one of our most talented young historians.

Shipwrecks of the P o Line

Shipwrecks of the P & O Line explores these losses, starting the the inaugural mail service sailing of the wooden paddle steamer Don Juan, which ran aground in fog in 1837, and ending 120 years later with the cargo liner Shillong (2), which ...

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Author: Sam Warwick

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 0750962925

Category:

Page: 180

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The rich history of the P&O Line began in the 1830s when steam power was still in its infancy, and this, coupled with longer voyages, meant that shipwrecks became inevitable - all part of the risk of running a pioneer shipping company at that time. Shipwrecks of the P&O Line explores these losses, starting with the inaugural mail service sailing of the wooden paddle steamer Don Juan, which ran aground in fog in 1837, and ending 120 years later with the cargo liner Shillong (2), which sank following a collision in the Red Sea in 1957.Sam Warwick and Mike Roussel include a detailed history of each vessel leading up to the time of its loss and meticulously investigate the events surrounding the wrecking of each vessel, with exclusive accounts from divers who have explored the wreck, along with striking underwater images. Complete with practical data for divers, this unique history offers a fresh analysis of maritime history, of interest to maritime history enthusiasts as well as the many who have taken up diving as a leisure sport.

History of Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea From the Most Authentic Sources Vol 2 of 2

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

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Author: Cyrus Redding

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0267867018

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 344

Excerpt from History of Shipwrecks, and Disasters at Sea, From the Most Authentic Sources, Vol. 2 of 2: The Atlantic and Southern Seas The Shipwreck of the Toby of London on the Barbary coast. 1593 Destruction of the New Horn by fire. 1618. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasures Coloring Book

Accurately detailed, ready-to-color anthology with 39 excellently rendered illustrations: divers on site of ancient Greek shipwreck, Roman merchant ship in a storm, remains of 9th-century Viking Ship, a German U-boat sinking an English ...

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Author: Peter F. Copeland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486272869

Category: Transportation

Page: 48

View: 135

Accurately detailed, ready-to-color anthology with 39 excellently rendered illustrations: divers on site of ancient Greek shipwreck, Roman merchant ship in a storm, remains of 9th-century Viking Ship, a German U-boat sinking an English freighter in 1917, the sunken Titanic as it looks today, historic diving suits and scuba-diving equipment, recovered treasure, much more. Captions.

World War II Wrecks of the Philippines

Pacific War between 1941-1945 sunk 800 Japanese and 200 American ships in Philippine waters. This book details in chronological order these wrecks, With thumbnail pictures and locations if known.

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Author: TOM Bennett

Publisher: TOM Bennett

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 158

View: 221

Pacific War between 1941-1945 sunk 800 Japanese and 200 American ships in Philippine waters. This book details in chronological order these wrecks, With thumbnail pictures and locations if known. The book has an Alphabetical Index of Ships Names and Dates of Loss, including 800 Japanese ships and over 150 American ships, A Historical database for historians, divers and Pacific War buffs. Dive details cover more than 30 of these shipwrecks.

A History of Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea Vol 2 of 2

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

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Publisher:

ISBN: 1331900719

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 710

Excerpt from A History of Shipwrecks, and Disasters at Sea, Vol. 2 of 2: From the Most Authentic Sources The Shipwreck of the Toby of London on the Barbary coast, 1593 - Destruction of the New Horn by fire, 1618. The following shipwreck is principally remarkable for having been recorded by Hakluyt, and for the information it affords relative to Marocco. The Toby was the property of Richard Staper of London, and was in burthen two hundred and fifty tons, having a crew of fifty men. She was laden with merchandise valued at twelve thousand pounds, and was bound to Leghorn, Patras, and Zante. She sailed from Blackwall on the sixteenth of August, 1593. She then touched at Portsmouth, where a quantity of wheat was taken on board, and finally left Stokes Bay in the Isle of Wight on the sixth of October, having a fair wind. On the sixteenth of October, the Toby was off Cape St. Vincent, and the next day in the morning the crew saw a sail lying to a-head, to which chase was given. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Forgotten Shipwreck

The Forgotten Shipwreck is the true story of the boat which sank the day after England won the World Cup.

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Author: Nick Lyon

Publisher: Dived Up Publications

ISBN: 9781909455313

Category: History

Page: 176

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The Forgotten Shipwreck is the true story of the boat which sank the day after England won the World Cup. It spans so many facets, from a village numbed, with whole families wiped out, to angry exchanges in the House of Commons and law courts. There is intrigue, chicanery, deceit, incompetence and greed. It had far-reaching ramifications and yet, for all that, the Darlwyne tragedy lacked an ending. On Thursday 4 August 1966 the sea began to give up its dead. The relatives of twelve of the thirty-one people who had set out on a pleasure trip on 31 July could at least temper their grief to some small extent with the fact that their remains had been found. The loved ones of the other nineteen would have no such solace. Some fifty years later a team of divers, archaeologists, filmmakers, photographers and wreck researchers set about to change that. By piecing together eyewitness accounts, news stories, court proceedings, weather reports and archive material, and by applying modern methods and underwater search techniques would they be able to succeed where the original search mission had been unable? Could they unravel the mystery of complicated waters and pinpoint the final resting place of the Darlwyne?

Texas Shipwrecks

This, combined with two centuries of naval warfare off Texas waters, produced many shipwrecks of all sorts, from Spanish treasure fleets to simple working boats.

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Author: Mark Lardas

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467116176

Category: History

Page: 128

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"The Texas coastline and offshore waters are flat, shallow, featureless, and filled with shoals. Texas waters are subjected to extreme weather, not just hurricanes and tropical storms but also northers and seasonal gales. This, combined with two centuries of naval warfare off Texas waters, produced many shipwrecks of all sorts, from Spanish treasure fleets to simple working boats. The ships of pirates, navies, cotton traders, immigrants, fisherman, and oil shippers line the Texas coast, cover the sea bottom off Texas, and blanket the bottom of Texas rivers. Each wreck has a story, romantic or repellent, prosaic or unusual, but all intriguing"--Back cover.