Ocean of Storms, Sea of Disaster

November 8, 2005|
Ocean of Storms, Sea of Disaster by Robert C Parsons
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Here are over sixty stories of piracy, fire, explosions, disappearances, rum running, shipboard mutiny and murder. There are also stories of collisions with whales, icebergs and other ships, as well as wrecks on rocks, islands and sand bars. Vessels, large and small, were struck by lightning, shelled or torpedoed by enemy vessels, crushed by Arctic ice, and even swallowed up whole by unexpected intense gales and hurricanes. These true tales of shipwrecks delve into strange and curious marine disasters. The setting, primarily the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, was the main trading route for passenger steamers and treading schooners plying their way to and from Europe and also the site of the much frequented fishing grounds. It is said to be the "stormiest ocean on earth." The time range in Ocean of Storms, Sea of Disaster is one hundred years, between the 1850s and the 1950s but the stories themselves are timeless.
Robert Parsons has been reading, researching and publishing books about Atlantic Canada's ships and wrecks for over two decades. As well, his articles and stories have appeared locally and nationally in Legion Magazine, PEI's Eastern Graphic, Reader's Digest, The Evening Telegram and others. He has appeared on national TV in History Ch...
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Title:Ocean of Storms, Sea of Disaster
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.27 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.27 in
Published:November 8, 2005
Publisher:POTTERSFIELD PRESS
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781895900743

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