Ships Against the Sea

By: EASTON, Alan

Price: $12.00

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EASTON, Alan. Ships Against the Sea. (Halifax, N.S.) : Nimbus Publishing Limited, (1986). First Edition. Pp (6),[1]-105,(1). With 5 b&w photos and other illustrations in the text. 8vo, photo-illustrated blue cardcovers.

"A wild gale drives the Danish schooner, Gertrud Rusk, onto Shotty Ledge off the Nova Scotia coast and local fishermen attempt a dangerous rescue; fire turns a British tramp steamer into a drifting burning inferno; senseless collisions in the Dover Straights send crews and ships to the bottom while errors uncorrected.." -from the rear cover.

Well-told tales of the perils of the sea, including the wreck Gertrud Rask off Baccaro in 1942, HMCS Sackville's discovery of the derelict Belgian Soldier at sea in the same year, the salvage of the stranded Cobequid at Port Maitland in 1914 and the loss of the Dayspring-built rum runner Hazel E. Herman.

The chapters (un-numbered in the book) are :
1. Rescue at Dawn;
2. The Derelict [the S.S.Belgian Soldier] ;
3. The Music of the Wreck;
4. Bound for Rome;
5. Fire;
6. Beyond the Limit;
7. The Perilous Channel.

Very good. 12.00

Title: Ships Against the Sea

Author Name: EASTON, Alan

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing , Halifax, 1986, ISBN:0920852564: 1986

Seller ID: 12428

Keywords: NOVA SCOTIA NAUTICAL CANADA CANADIAN SHIPWRECKS,