Great Shipwrecks of the Maine Coast

Great Shipwrecks of the Maine Coast

by Jeremy D'Entremont


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981943060
Publisher: Commonwealth Editions
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Series: Maritime Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,285,614
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Jeremy D'Entremont has been writing about and photographing lighthouses for two decades. Webmaster of "New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide" at, he is founder and president of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, a board member of the American Lighthouse Foundation, and a writer for Lighthouse Digest magazine. A native of Lynn, Massachusetts, he lives with his wife, Charlotte Raczkowski, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 The Angel Gabriel and the James in the Great Hurricane of 1635 1

Chapter 2 The Nottingham Galley at Boon Island, 1710 10

Chapter 3 The Doomed Penobscot Expedition of 1779 22

Chapter 4 The Circus Ship Royal Tar in Penobscot Bay, 1836 33

Chapter 5 The Steamer Bohemian at Cape Elizabeth, 1864 41

Chapter 6 The Bark Annie C. Maguire at Portland Head Lighthouse, 1886 48

Chapter 7 The Strange Loss of the Don, 1941 56

Chapter 8 The Sinking of the USS Eagle 56, 1945 65

Chapter 9 The Oakey L. Alexander Rescue, 1947 76

Chapter 10 More Wrecks along the Maine Coast 84

Selected Bibliography 107

Index 111

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