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by Don Marshall
Oregon Shipwrecks takes you from pathos to humor as Don Marshall chronicles numerous untold stories of Oregon's seafaring days. Over two hundred years of ship disasters have claimed cargo, passenger, steam and sailing ships that wrecked alnong the rugged northwest coast. Stern and side-wheelers left their bones in Oregon's mighty rivers in company with earlier fur traders. scows and bateaux.
Read about the world's oldest continuous shipping line, the trade route from Manila, and the possibility that the wreck of one of those rich galleons now lies somewhere just off shore from Manzanita Beach. Known as the "Beeswax Ship", Marshall strips fact from fiction to give this greatest of Oregon maritime mysteries a well deserved in-depth study.
Ride the waves on steamers, schooners and square-riggers, feel the gut ripping horror of passengers, crews and Captains when they realize their ship is going on onto the rocks. A hundred thrilling b&w photographs and numerous locations of wrecks add spice to this important publication.
Hardcover: 235 pages