Outer Banks Shipwrecks

Outer Banks Shipwrecks

Author: Mary Ellen Riddle

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439659885

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Ever since ships began navigating the coast of North Carolina, the area has maintained a reputation for being dangerous. Today, the region that stretches from the Currituck Outer Banks south to Bogue Banks is referred to as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." From the 1585 grounding of the English ship Tiger off the Outer Banks to the 2012 loss of the Bounty, more than 2,000 shipwrecks have occurred in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Weather, geography, war, piracy, and human error have all contributed to this dense shipwreck zone. The stories behind the shipwrecks illustrate the best and worst of mankind, showing courage and compassion as well as the atrocities of war. This history informs readers about commerce, technology, war, environment, maritime life, and the complexity of the human element.

Encyclopedia of Western Atlantic Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure

Encyclopedia of Western Atlantic Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure

Author: Victoria Sandz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786429028

Category: Transportation

Page: 241

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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.



Author: Gordon Thomas

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497658929

Category: True Crime

Page: 299

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This Edgar Award Finalist by two New York Times–bestselling authors provides an “exciting” account of the devastating and mysterious cruise ship fire (The Washington Post). In the early morning hours of September 8, 1934, the luxury cruise liner Morro Castle, carrying 316 passengers and 230 officers and crew, caught fire a few hours out of the New York harbor on a return voyage from Havana. The fire spread with terrifying swiftness, transforming the ship into a blazing inferno. One hundred thirty-four people died that night—was it an accident? Writers Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts prove that the disaster was no accident, but was planned, meticulously and deliberately, by an officer of the Morro Castle. His name: George White Rogers, chief radio officer. They also prove that Rogers was responsible for the death of the captain, who was poisoned several hours before the fire broke out. Shipwreck is a spellbinding moment-by-moment account of the Morro Castle’s last voyage, and one of the most spectacular disasters to stir the Atlantic Ocean. Through interviews with survivors, rescuers, and investigators, the authors detail a desperate investigation and the search for a mass murderer. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression and the buildup of World War II, Shipwreck is a sweeping tale of personal heroism, tragedy, and murder.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Author: Susan Watrous

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishers

ISBN: PSU:000044541521

Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 228

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This 224-page title plumbs the depths of the underwater world of scuba divers and snorkellers. Informative essays include details on marine life and conservation, planning and equipment needed, as well as a guide to 18 top diving destinations in North America and the Caribbean. A Travel Tips section offers carefully selected lodging, camping and dive operator information. The work is lavishly illustrated with more than 250 spectacular photographs as well as 17 specially commissioned maps.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Corsica

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Corsica

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241011287

Category: Travel

Page: 226

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The DK Eyewitness Corsica Travel Guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Corsica has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide also includes in-depth coverage of all the unforgettable sights. The DK Eyewitness Corsica Travel Guide shows you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.