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The Graveyard of the Pacific: Shipwreck Stories from the Depths of History (Amazing Stories) Paperback – March 1, 2010
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About the Author
Anthony Dalton is the author of numerous books on maritime history including The Graveyard of the Pacific, The Fur-Trade Fleet, Alone against the Arctic, and Sir John Franklin. He is a fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and is past-president of the Canadian Authors Association. He lives in Tsawwassen, British Columbia.
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Author Anthony Dalton examine the final voyages of some two dozen ships, ranging from four-masted barques to 8,000-ton freighters, RCN trawlers to sidewheel steamers, ships with names like King David, Tuscan, Prince Valencia, Janet Cowan, Varsity and Thiepval. Most were lost due to navigation errors. In the days before lighthouses, GPS and radar, voyages undertaken by dead-reckoning often resulted in ships being way off course...to deadly effect. Pacific storms accounted for a few of the ships covered in GRAVEYARD OF THE PACIFIC, the vessels and crews simply disappearing never to be seen again. Vintage photographs illustrate some of the ships that were lost.
If you're a shipping/shipwreck buff or just have an interest in the Pacific Northwest, THE GRAVEYARD OF THE PACIFIC will be of interest. It presents dramatic stories of voyages cut tragically short. Recommended.