The Deadly Shipwrecks of the Powhattan & New Era on the Jersey Shore by Captain Robert F. BennettThe Deadly Shipwrecks of the Powhattan & New Era on the Jersey Shore by Captain Robert F. Bennett

The Deadly Shipwrecks of the Powhattan & New Era on the Jersey Shore

byCaptain Robert F. Bennett, Susan Leigh Bennett, Commander Timothy R. Dring

Paperback | April 20, 2015

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In 1854, two horrendous shipwrecks took place off the New Jersey coast. The Powhattan and the New Era were both American-flag sailing packet ships carrying hopeful European immigrants to new lives in America. The ships ran aground on the offshore sandbars along the shoreline between Sandy Hook and Little Egg Inlet, claiming the lives of many passengers and crew. The staggering casualties finally prompted calls from the public and politicians for reforms to the system for rescues that the federal government had in place. The tragedies ultimately resulted in changes that prevented countless similar deaths. This unique and gripping account offers minute-by-minute details of the deadly wrecks, their
Title:The Deadly Shipwrecks of the Powhattan & New Era on the Jersey ShoreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:April 20, 2015Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1626199779

ISBN - 13:9781626199774

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