Book Guild Ltd,, Sussex, 1976, ISBN:1857766474:
Seller ID: 104949
RENNO, David. East Sussex Shipwrecks of the 19th Century (Pevensey - Hastings - Rye). Sussex : The Book Guild Ltd, (2002). First Edition. Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-288,(6). 4 photos, two sketch maps and an illustration from a drawingin the text. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Perhaps 175 wrecks investigated and recorded. "During the mid-19th century the British Board of Trade estimated that some 150,000 tons of shipping were being lost annually off the coasts of the British Isles. Adverse weather conditions combined with poor navigation and the practice of 'beaching' ships to unload th... View More...