Historic Shipwrecks of Penobscot Bay

Historic Shipwrecks of Penobscot Bay

by Harry Gratwick


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626190917
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Series: Disaster
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,273,811
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

Part I Four Warships from Three Centuries 15

Lost Cannons: The Wreck of TIMS Albany 15

Captain Morris' Mistake: The Fateful Cruise of USS Adams 28

The Confederate Raider: CSS Georgia 38

The Sinking of USS Eagle 56: A Coverup? 49

Part II The Urban Flotilla 61

City of Richmond Gets Lost in the Fog 61

The "Treasure" Ship: SS Cambridge 66

An Accident-Prone Ship: City of Rockland 75

Part III A Tale of Two Schooners 85

Neptune's Bride: "A Melancholy Shipwreck in Penobscot Bay" 85

Alice E. Clark Goes Oft" Course 88

Part IV Governor Bodwell: The Man and the Ship 94

The Steamship Governor Bodwell 99

A Trip on the Steamboat 100

Not a Shaggy Dog Story 101

Part V The Concrete Ship: SS Polias 105

The Wreck 106

A Ship Born of Necessity 108

The Construction of Polios 110

The Rescue of Polios 111

At Home on Old Gilley Ledge 113

Part VI The Portland Gale Hits Penobscot Bay 116

Rockland Ships 120

Deer Isle's Bessie H. Gross 123

Islesboro Losses 124

Effects on Belfast 126

Elsewhere in tire Bay 128

The Storm at Mount Desert 129

Appendix: Some Other Penobscot Bay Shipwrecks 131

Bibliography 139

About the Author 143

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