Ocean of Storms, Sea of Disaster: North Atlantic Shipwrecks Of The Strange And Curious by Robert C ParsonsOcean of Storms, Sea of Disaster: North Atlantic Shipwrecks Of The Strange And Curious by Robert C Parsons

Ocean of Storms, Sea of Disaster: North Atlantic Shipwrecks Of The Strange And Curious

byRobert C Parsons

Paperback | November 8, 2005

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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.
Ronald Rees is a former professor of historical geography who taught at the University of Saskatchewan and, as adjunct professor, at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. He has several books on settlement in the Canadian prairies, garden history, science and industry in Wales, and on settlements in the Maritimes.
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Title:Ocean of Storms, Sea of Disaster: North Atlantic Shipwrecks Of The Strange And CuriousFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.27 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.27 inPublished:November 8, 2005Publisher:POTTERSFIELD PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1895900743

ISBN - 13:9781895900743

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