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Seafaring lore & legend : a miscellany of maritime myth, superstition, fable, and fact

Author: Peter D Jeans
Publisher: Camden, Me. : International Marine/McGraw-Hill, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Seafaring Lore and Legend explores the most colorful and curious aspects of our nautical heritage. From Noah's Ark to Thor Heyerdahl's raft, from Atlantis to the Northwest Passage, author Peter Jeans scours the ages and the seven seas for fanciful, inspiring, and bizarre tales of sea monsters, ghost ships, lost continents, castaways, pirates, explorers, superstitions, and customs. His introductions point out the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Jeans
ISBN: 0071435433 9780071435437
OCLC Number: 54079892
Description: xiii, 370 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Note to the reader --
Introduction --
[Ch.] 1. In the beginning --
2. Fabled lands --
3. Legendary voyages --
4. Sea quests of old --
5. Maritime history --
6. Nautical custom --
7. Life at sea --
8. The captain and his ship --
9. A murmuring of men --
10. Big ships and battles --
11. Death and disaster --
12. Navigable waters --
13. Castaways and survivors --
14. At odds with the law --
15. Sea fancies --
16. Myth and mystery --
17. Sea monsters --
18. Wraiths of the sea --
19. Superstition and belief --
Sources and notes.
Other Titles: Seafaring lore and legend
Responsibility: Peter D. Jeans.
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From Noah's Ark to St Elmo's Fire, this work presents various maritime fables and superstitions. Containing nautical tales, it includes: oddities of nautical custom; wrecks and mutinies; castaways  Read more...

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