Shipwrecks of Massachusetts Bay

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Massachusetts Bay stretches along the rocky coast and dangerously sandy shoals from Cape Ann to Cape Cod and gives the Bay State its distinctive shape and the Atlantic Ocean one of its largest graveyards. Author and longtime diver Thomas Hall guides us through the history of eight dreadful wrecks as we navigate around Mass Bay. Learn the sorrowful fate of the Portland and its crew during the devastating Portland Gale of 1898, how the City of Salisbury went down with its load of exotic zoo animals in the shadow of Graves Light and how the Forest Queen lost its precious cargo in a nor'easter. Hall provides updated research for each shipwreck, as well as insights into the technology, ship design and weather conditions unique to each wreck.
ISBN: 9781609496791
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: Disaster
Images: 75
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Thomas Hall grew up in Scituate on the coast of Massachusetts Bay. He is an avid wreck diver and historian. He was featured in a BBC documentary on the TW Lawson, the world's only seven-masted schooner, and he published a book about the ship. Hall also serves as a Trustee with the Scituate Maritime and Mossing Museum.
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