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Shipwrecks, sea raiders, and maritime disasters along the Delmarva coast, 1632-2004

Author: Donald G Shomette
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
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Featuring the accounts of twenty-five ill-starred vessels, this anthology provides a history of a local maritime culture and charts how the catastrophic events along this shore affected US merchant  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Shomette, Donald.
Shipwrecks, sea raiders, and maritime disasters along the Delmarva coast, 1632-2004.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)607682496
Online version:
Shomette, Donald.
Shipwrecks, sea raiders, and maritime disasters along the Delmarva coast, 1632-2004.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608128370
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald G Shomette
ISBN: 9780801886706 0801886708
OCLC Number: 77573873
Awards: Joint winner for John Lyman Book Award: US Maritime History 2007.
Description: xi, 435 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Indians with English jackets --
A good many chests of money --
The roebuck's horns --
A column of liquid fire --
Le Serpent --
The infamous tar --
Now that is what I call combat --
Plunder till they could plunder no more --
So much for attending congress --
The captain was in a hilarious mood --
The unfortunate Spaniards waved their handkerchiefs --
Rothchilds among the toilers of the sea --
Assailed by overwhelming odds --
Unprecedented disregard --
Suits of ice --
Chips of wood on the angry waves --
Poor pussy --
Five-poler --
The rules of engagement --
Billy and the battleship --
Chopping the bank right off --
Unterseeboot --
Like a knife gutting a fish --
A long shudder --
The trouble with treasure --
Treasure redux --
Appendix : Chronological index to vessel losses on the Delmarva Coast.
Responsibility: Donald G. Shomette.
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Each relatively brief chapter is an intelligent, stand-alone story making it a good traveling companion... Shomette does an admirable job of stripping away layers of myth grown up around some events. Read more...

 
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