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Shipwreck Treasures

Disaster and Discovery on Canada's East Coast

By Roger Marsters

$24.95 Paperback
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Series: Formac Illustrated History

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From the dramatic rescue attempt of the passengers of the S.S. Atlantic in 1873 to the sinking of the bulk carrier MV Flare in 1982, disaster at sea is a continual reminder of the ocean's annihilating power.
This book recounts the compelling stories of many of the most exciting shipwrecks on Canada's east coast: S.S. Atlantic, HMS Tribune, the Chameau, the offshore oil rig Ocean Ranger. The narratives highlight the cause of each wreck, attempts at rescue and, in many cases, the present-day preservation of the wreck sites. These sites, once the playthings of treasure hunters, are now recognized as unparalleled sources of knowledge about our past.
Illustrated in colour with artifacts, underwater photography and historical visuals, Shipwreck Treasures tracks four centuries of marine disasters on Canada's eastern seaboard.


The Discovery of Basque Whaling in Labrador
William Phips' Lost Militia
Chameau's Sunken Gold
Louisbourg Harbour in Flames
The Wreck of Auguste — A Tragedy of Exile
Divers' Catch at Terence Bay
Tribune — A Tragic Spectacle
Sable Island's Royal Wreck
Erebus, Terror and the Fate of Sir John Franklin
Mutiny and Murder Aboard Saladin
Mary Celeste — Abandoned at Sea
White Star Liner Tragedy
Demise of an Empress
Collision of Imo and Mont Blanc
U-Boat Attack
Jervis Bay — Heroic Sacrifice
Circus Ship Ablaze
Grounding of the Tanker Arrow
Loss of the Ocean Ranger
Break-Up of M/V Flare
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" ... a book that will appeal to readers ... It is well written and the photographs of some of the men and women who suffered shipwreck along Canada's east coast add a special flavour to the stories."

- Mike McCarthy The Telegram

" ... engaging writing style ... Marsters has done a fine job ... Shipwreck Treasures shows that there are interesting stories out under the vast empty spaces of the ocean."

- The Northern Mariner

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 16th October 2002
ISBN: 9780887805677
Format: 8.25in x 10.5in
Illustrated in full colour

BISAC Code:,,,, HIS006000, TRA006010, TRA006020
Imprint: Formac


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