The Maritime Heritage of the Cayman Islands / Edition 1

The Maritime Heritage of the Cayman Islands / Edition 1

by Roger C. Smith
     
 

Roger C. Smith follows the mysterious tracks of the sea turtles and the mariners who hunted them, from the shores of the Caymans to the coastal lagoons of Cuba and finally to the Miskito Cays of Nicaragua. He also pursues the colonial exploits of privateers and pirates, examines the development of island catboats and schooners, and takes the reader underwater to the… See more details below

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Roger C. Smith follows the mysterious tracks of the sea turtles and the mariners who hunted them, from the shores of the Caymans to the coastal lagoons of Cuba and finally to the Miskito Cays of Nicaragua. He also pursues the colonial exploits of privateers and pirates, examines the development of island catboats and schooners, and takes the reader underwater to the sites of unlucky ships that wrecked on poorly charted reefs. As archaeological sites and diving attractions, sunken ships continue to share a central role in today's Caymanian maritime perspective." "Blending elements of geography, archaeology, and ethnography, this history offers a portrait of all aspects of Caymanian nautical traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813017730
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1The Cayman Islands Project1
2Founded Upon the Seas18
3Shoal of Sea Turtles51
4Crocodiles and Pirates84
5Catboats and Schooners112
6A Graveyard of Ships147
Conclusion177
App. 1The Deposition of Samuel Hutchinson183
App. 2Lieutenant Alfred Carpenter's Observations185
App. 3The First Census of Cayman189
Notes197
Bibliography207
Index219

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