History and folklore abound in these twenty-five true stories about lost ships along North Carolina's storm-washed Outer Banks. Learn the haunting tales of wrecked vessels such as the steam packet Pulaski in 1838, the Pocahantas in 1862, the Virginia in 1900 and, of course, the ongoing search for the pirate ship of Blackbeard, among many others.
About the Author
Bob Brooke is a prolific travel and business writer who has traveled to more than sixty-five countries. He is the author of six books and his articles have appeared in many national and international publications, including Adventure West, Delta Sky, Business Traveller (UK), British Heritage, Discover Mexico, AntiqueWeek, and Executive Traveler, among others. He lives in Frazer, Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Introduction1- Horsing Around (Enterprize - 1822)2 - Negligence at Sea (William Gibbons - 1836)3 - Canine to the Rescue (Carroll - 1837)4 - Racer’s Storm (Home - 1837)5 - Shipboard Romance (Steam Packet Pulaski - 1838)6 - Of Human Flesh (Orline St. John - 1854)7 - The Plight of the Drunken Captain (Pocahontas - 1862)8 - The Lifesaving Widow (Nuova Ottavia - 1875)9- Bad Luck Friday (Huron - 1877)10 - A Ship by Any Other Name (Metropolis - 1878)11 - The Christmas That Wasn’t (City of Houston - 1878)12 - Mysterious Circumstances (M. & E. Henderson - 1879)13 - Against the Tide (Angela - 1883)14 - A Cold December Night (Nellie Wadsworth - 1885)15 - Eighty Hours on High (Henry P. Simmons - 1889)16 - Disaster Strikes (Strathairly - 1891)17 - The Times They are a Changin’ (Nathan Esterbrook - 1893)18 - A Trusting Man (Richard S. Spofford - 1894)19 - Accomplishing the Impossible (E.S. Newman - 1896)20 - Timbers in the Surf (George L. Fessenden - 1898)21 - The Midgetts of Hatteras (Aaron Reppard - 1899)22 - Breakers Ahead (Virginia - 1900)23 - Daring Do (Sarah D.J. Rawson - 1905)24 - An Unsolved Riddle (Carroll A. Deering - 1921)25 - In Search of Blackbeard’s TreasureGlossary