Shipwrecks of Stellwagen Bank: Disaster in New England's National Marine Sanctuary

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Beneath the churning surface of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary rest the bones of shipwrecks and sailors alike. Massachusetts' ports connected its citizens to the world, and the number of merchant and fishing vessels grew alongside the nation's development. Hundreds of ships sank on the trade routes and fishing grounds between Cape Cod and Cape Ann. Their stories are waiting to be uncovered—from the ill-fated steamship Portland to collided schooners Frank A. Palmer and Louise B. Crary and the burned dragger Joffre. Join historian John Galluzzo and maritime archaeologists Matthew Lawrence and Deborah Marx as they dive in to investigate the sunken vessels and captivating history of New England's only national marine sanctuary.
ISBN: 9781626198043
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: Disaster
Images: 50
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John Galluzzo serves as the maritime heritage member on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary's Advisory Council. He is the director of education and camping for the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell, Massachusetts, and the author of more than thirty-five books on the history and nature of the northeastern United States. In 2013, he was chosen by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation as the volunteer of the year for Stellwagen Bank sanctuary. Matthew Lawrence is an archaeologist and maritime heritage coordinator at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. A graduate of East Carolina University's maritime studies program, Matthew's research interests are the American coasting trade, steam navigation and the African slave trade. In addition to the Stellwagen Bank sanctuary, he has conducted archaeological fieldwork at the American Samoa, Olympic Coast, Thunder Bay and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuaries. Matthew is an avid diver who enjoys underwater videography. Deborah Marx is a maritime archaeologist working for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. She is a graduate of East Carolina University's program in maritime studies. Her recent research efforts are focused on the Battle of the Atlantic off the United States coast during World Wars I and II and U.S. Shipping Board steamships in Mallows Bay, Maryland. Deborah has extensive experience preparing National Register of Historic Places shipwreck nominations, having co-authored twelve successful listings.
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