Ghost Ships of New England: Mysterious Tales of the Sea from Yankee History & Folklore

Ghost Ships of New England: Mysterious Tales of the Sea from Yankee History & Folklore

by Christopher Rondina
     
 

A ghostly schooner glides through the mist off the coast of Maine. A Connecticut lighthouse keeper continues to guide ships to safe harbor nearly a century after his death. Pirate ghosts wander the Rhode Island shoreline in search of salvation. These are only a few of the strange but true stories of New England's phantom ships and the spectral seafarers who haunt

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A ghostly schooner glides through the mist off the coast of Maine. A Connecticut lighthouse keeper continues to guide ships to safe harbor nearly a century after his death. Pirate ghosts wander the Rhode Island shoreline in search of salvation. These are only a few of the strange but true stories of New England's phantom ships and the spectral seafarers who haunt the shadowy cliffs and moonlit coves of the Northeast. Tales of ghost ships, haunted lighthouses, and other nautical nightmares are a deeply rooted aspect of traditional Yankee folklore. Some of these legends can be traced to genuine shipwrecks and historical events, while others remain a mystery, shrouded in rumor and lore. However, one fact is undeniable: these terrifying phantoms have been witnessed by countless people over the centuries, from common sailors and fishermen to celebrated scholars and heads of state.

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"Our Worthy captain, author Christopher Rondina, performs a masterful job navigating us along the perilous, haunted shores of New England. Passengers be forewarned: Wear your life jackets!"  —Mark Jasper, author, Haunted Inns of New England and Haunted Cape Cod and the Islands

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978576684
Publisher:
Good Night Books
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Pages:
133
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Christopher Rondina is the author Vampires of New England and was a script consultant on the PBS documentary Ghost and Vampire Legends of Rhode Island, which was nominated for regional Emmy. His research on New England's haunted history has been featured on television, on radio and in print for many years, including programs for the Discovery Network and the Travel Channel.

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