The waters of coastal Virginia swirl with tales both tragic and heroic. Join Virginia Beach native Alpheus Chewning as he recounts harrowing stories of storms at sea, loss of life and fortune and the heroism of the United States Life-Saving Service. Marvel at the blunders and bungles that have plagued the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and learn about the U-boats that lurked off the coast during World War II. Extensively researched and filled with fascinating details, Virginia Beach Shipwrecks is a treasure for sea lovers of all ages.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Alpheus Chewning owns and operates the Virginia Beach Ghost Walk. He is a member of the Virginia Storytellers Alliance, the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, the Civil War Preservation Trust and serves on the board of advisors at the Old Coast Guard Station Museum. This is his fourth book.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements 9 Introduction 11 Part I The Eighteenth Century The New Eden 17 Part II The Nineteenth Century Freedom Denied 25 The Gale of '78 27 You Don't Have to Come Back 29 The Easter Shipwreck 36 The Honeymoon Cruise 51 Unfortunate Consequences 54 Part III The Twentieth Century Heroes 61 The Once-Proud Ship 67
1906 70 He Went Down With His Ship 73 Ship Happens 75 The Bridge is Out 77 Part IV War Lady, is This Your Purse? 87 No April Fool 90 General MacArthur's Day 92 The Cape Henry Wreck 101 Part V Flotsam and Jetsam A Final Word 125 Bibliography 127