Historic Shipwrecks of Penobscot Bay

Historic Shipwrecks of Penobscot Bay

by Harry Gratwick
     
 

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Thousands flock to the beautiful coastline along Penobscot Bay every year, but the dark sea has often turned treacherous. Temperamental skies become stormy without notice; violent gales challenge even the most seasoned captains. Craggy rocks can be virtually invisible to oncoming vessels, like the Alice E. Clark, which simply strayed off course in good weather. Other…  See more details below

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Thousands flock to the beautiful coastline along Penobscot Bay every year, but the dark sea has often turned treacherous. Temperamental skies become stormy without notice; violent gales challenge even the most seasoned captains. Craggy rocks can be virtually invisible to oncoming vessels, like the Alice E. Clark, which simply strayed off course in good weather. Other ships, like the Governor Bodwell and Royal Tar, were destroyed by fire. But not all of the ships were a total loss—some were repaired and resumed life under different names. Local author Harry Gratwick explores some of Penobscot Bay’s most historic and dramatic shipwrecks, from what caused the wrecks to what happened during those fateful moments when the ships were going down.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149521463
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2014
Series:
Disaster , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Harry Gratwick is the author of "Mainers in the Civil War," "Hidden History of Maine," "Penobscot Bay" and "Stories from the Maine Coast." He spends his summers on Vinalhaven Island and is a member of the Vinalhaven Historical Society. He writes for two local publications, "Island Journal" and "Working Waterfront," and holds an MA in history from Columbia University.

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