The Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship

The Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship

by Jill Farinelli


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611687057
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Series: Seafaring America Series
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 452,979
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

JILL FARINELLI graduated from William Smith College with a bachelor of arts degree in American Studies and English. Determined to live near the ocean in a city steeped in history, she moved to the Boston area where, for the past twenty-five years, she has worked as a freelance writer and editor, primarily in educational publishing. This is her first work of historical nonfiction, on a subject that captured her imagination after spending a week with friends on Block Island ten years ago.

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Preface: Seafaring America • Acknowledgments • Known Crew and Passengers on the 1738 Voyage of the Princess Augusta • PROLOGUE: A MARITIME MYSTERY • PART I: THE OLD WORLD • Leaving the Homeland • Down to the Sea • Port of Departure • PART II: THE VOYAGE • The Princess Augusta • Crossing the English Channel • Life and Death on the North Atlantic • An Unscheduled Stop • PART III: THE NEW LAND • Shipwreck! • Rescue and Recovery • On to Pennsylvania • PART IV: THE LEGEND • The Witch and the Slave • Ghost Ship in the Sound • The Dancing Mortar • “The Wreck of a People’s Character” • Epilogue • Notes • Bibliography • Index

What People are Saying About This

Glenn S. Gordinier

“Wide-ranging and intriguing. . . . Jill Farinelli unveils the actual sojourn of the German immigrants cast ashore by the ill-fatedPrincess Augusta; . . . their suffering became a myth that besmirched a community’s reputation for generations.”

George C. Daughan

“A great sea story told by a gifted historian. . . . Richly detailed and splendidly written, it offers unique insight into the dreadful suffering immigrants to America endured in the eighteenth century to find a better life.”

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