Shipwreck Treasures

Shipwreck Treasures

Disaster and Discovery on Canada's East Coast

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Formac Pub., c2002
ISBN: 9780887805677
Branch Call Number: 971.50096344/MAR 4565 1


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