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Title:
Taking the sea : perilous waters, sunken ships, and the true story of the legendary wrecker captains
Author:
Powers, Dennis M.
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Publication Information:
New York : AMACOM, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xiv, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Early years -- The wrecker chronicles -- San Francisco Bay times -- The tragedy of Merritt's Circassian -- Dynamite Johnny and the Umatilla -- Midwest and coastal operations -- Success, sealing, and the Arctic -- Failures follow accomplishment -- Wrecks--and a ghost ship -- No rewards without risk -- Used parts, scrap, and a new bow -- The decade of the Great War -- The roaring twenties -- The change of eras.
ISBN:
9780814413531
Format :
Book

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