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Taking the sea : perilous waters, sunken ships, and the true story of the legendary wrecker captains

Author: Dennis M Powers
Publisher: New York : AMACOM, ©2009.
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Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, and the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains

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Powers, Dennis M.
Taking the sea.
New York : AMACOM, c2009
(DLC) 2008021002
(OCoLC)227033801
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis M Powers
ISBN: 9780814413548 0814413544 9780814413531 0814413536
OCLC Number: 301569104
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 304 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill.
Contents: Early years --
The wrecker chronicles --
San Francisco Bay times --
The tragedy of Merritt's Circassian --
Dynamite Johnny and the Umatilla --
Midwest and coastal operations --
Success, sealing, and the Arctic --
Failures follow accomplishment --
Wrecks--and a ghost ship --
No rewards without risk --
Used parts, scrap, and a new bow --
The decade of the Great War --
The roaring twenties --
The change of eras.
Responsibility: by Dennis M. Powers.

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..".[the book] tells gripping tales of salvage in the golden era of shipping, when men's fortunes could all too easy be made and lost...Powers has written authoritatively on tsunamis, lighthouses and Read more...

 
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