Ship of gold in the deep blue sea (Large print book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Ship of gold in the deep blue sea

Author: Gary Kinder
Publisher: Bath, England : Chivers Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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In September 1857, the SS Central America, a side-wheel steamer carrying nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, foundered in a hurricane and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. Over four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of California gold were lost. It was the worst peacetime disaster at sea in American history, a tragedy that remained lost in legend for over a century.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Kinder
ISBN: 0871134640 9780871134646
OCLC Number: 698757208
Awards: Winner of ALA Notable Books (Nonfiction) 1999
Description: 775 pages (large print) : plate, illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Gary Kinder.

Abstract:

In September 1857, the SS Central America, a side-wheel steamer carrying nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, foundered in a hurricane and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. Over four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of California gold were lost. It was the worst peacetime disaster at sea in American history, a tragedy that remained lost in legend for over a century.

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