Shipwrecks on the Chesapeake: maritime disasters on Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, 1608-1978

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Tidewater Publishers, 1982 - History - 324 pages
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In Shipwrecks on the Chesapeake marine archaeologist Donald Shomette shares his great interest in the tragedies and disasters that occurred in the Bay and its tidewater region over a 370-year period. He lists more than 1,800 of these events between 1608 and 1978, but elaborates on a few of the more significant catastrophes and military losses. Some stand out for their impact upon the course of human events, while others are notable for their immense toll on life and property. Included are tales of incredible bravery, courage, and fortitude, as well as stories of cowardice, stupidity, and ineptitude.

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Contents

The Tangier Island Wreck
3
Three Hundred Switzers
7
A Colonial Disaster Log
12
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Donald G. Shomette is a marine archeologist and cultural resource manager in Dunkirk, Maryland. He is the author of many books, including Maritime Alexandria: The Rise and Fall of an American EntrepAt; Lost Towns of Tidewater Maryland; Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay and Other Tales of the Lost Chesapeake; and Pirates on the Chesapeake: Being a True History of Pirates, Picaroons, and Raiders on Chesapeake Bay, 1610--1807.

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