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The unforgiving coast : maritime disasters of the Pacific Northwest
Grover, David H. (David Hubert), 1925-
First edition.
Publication Information:
Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
ix, 214 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Maritime disasters: events and milieus -- Fire at sea: the Queen -- The Valencia: disaster on many fronts -- Rosecrans: born to lose -- The Mimi: salvage can be dangerous -- The mystery of the Francis H. Leggett -- Santa Clara: a beach too crowded -- J.A. Chanslor: tanker in trouble -- The South Coast: vanished ship, vanished era -- The Iowa: crossing the bar.
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The Northwest coast can be as deadly as it is beautiful, as demonstrated by the hundreds of shipwrecks that have occurred in these waters. This fascinating book chronicles nine of the most dramatic maritime disasters of the twentieth century and uncovers the true stories behind these ships and their terrible fates.

Author Notes

David Grover is a historian and writer who has published several books and dozens of articles on maritime history. In addition, he is a former Commander in the Naval Reserve and chief mate in the merchant marine. He lives in Napa, California

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
Chapter 1 Maritime Disasters: Events and Milieusp. 1
Chapter 2 Fire at Sea: The Queenp. 28
Chapter 3 The Valencia: Disaster on Many Frontsp. 45
Chapter 4 Rosecrans: Born to Losep. 71
Chapter 5 The Mimi: Salvage Can Be Dangerousp. 85
Chapter 6 The Mystery of the Francis H. Leggettp. 102
Chapter 7 Santa Clara: A Beach Too Crowdedp. 122
Chapter 8 J. A. Chanslor: Tanker in Troublep. 139
Chapter 9 The South Coast: Vanished Ship, Vanished Erap. 156
Chapter 10 The Iowa: Crossing the Barp. 171
Notesp. 188
Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 205