“A gripping and informative account of what appears to be America's deadliest coastline. After reading New Jersey Shipwrecks, you'll never look at the Jersey Shore as before. Thank God for modern engines and GPS. A great read.” — W. Hodding Carter, author of A Viking Voyage and Stolen Water: Saving the Everglades from its Friends, Foes and Florida “A book of historic importance …. vivid and powerful accounts of life and death. It reads like an engrossing novel. I was swept away.” — Sharon J. Wohlmuth, New York Times best-selling co-author of Sisters, Mothers and Daughters and Best Friends “Gripping tales are recounted in stunning detail. The writing is crisp and numerous illustrations are dramatic. Once you start reading Shipwrecks, you will not put this book down. — Gary Jobson, championship sailor, America’s Cup Hall of Fame inductee, ESPN and Athens Olympics sailing commentator. “New Jersey Shipwrecks offers a marvelous and detailed unveiling of an underwater world that combines dream and nightmare in equal measure.” — Madeleine Blais, Professor of Journalism, University of Massachusetts; author of the national best-seller In These Girls, Hope Is A Muscle “A well-written and wonderfully illustrated book that recounts the fascinating and often frightful stories of the major shipwrecks and disasters along the treacherous New Jersey coast.” — Robert M. Browning Jr., Chief Historian, U.S. Coast Guard “A riveting chronology of horrors and heroism [and] an engrossing narrative that covers over three centuries of maritime disasters, filled with the suffering of the victims, the occasional selfishness of the cowards and opportunists, and the selfless courage of the rescuers. It is history as a ‘page turner'!” — J. Revell Carr, author of All Brave Sailors; former president and director of Mystic Seaport “Margaret Buchholz continues her tradition of bringing New Jersey coastal history to vivid life. When her career comes to a close, Buchholz can rest easy knowing that her body of work ranks among the best maritime history ever published in the United States.” — John J. Galluzzo, Editor, Wreck & Rescue Journal, US Life-Saving Service Heritage Association
A ”beautifully illustrated volume.” — The Star Ledger “Buchholz writes with a storyteller’s skill in recounting this fascinating segment of maritime history.”
• ForeWord Magazine “Tales vastly more interesting, and with a fascinating cast of characters, are told in New Jersey Shipwrecks.”
• The New York Times “350 years of wrecks, deaths and amazing heroism.”
• The Press of Atlantic City • Book News “narratives that put the reader into the treacherous seas that brought so many ships low.” • Asbury Park Press
About the Author
Historian and writer Margaret Thomas Buchholz is co-author, with Larry Savadove, of the bestselling Great Storms of the Jersey Shore; the author of Island Album; and editor of Shore Chronicles: Diaries and Travelers' Tales from the Jersey Shore 1764-1955. Her essays about the New Jersey Shore have been included in anthologies and collections. Buchholz was publisher of the Long Beach Island, New Jersey Shore, newspaper The Beachcomber from 1955 to 1987, and is still an editor. She grew up in Harvey Cedars, where her family has been coming since 1833, and currently lives year-round in her childhood home on the Island.