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Author Topic: Come Hell & High Water  (Read 1428 times)

Offline tonyh

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Come Hell & High Water
« on: January 14, 2007, 06:30:07 AM »
COME HELL & HIGH WATER: Extraordinary Stories of Wreck, Terror and Triumph on the High Seas ---- Author Jean Hood, tells of 17 remarkable and varied maritime incidents which may shock and amaze the reader.
       
Came across a newspapers item from the above book, which may be of interest to paddler enthusiasts.

Paddle Steamer 'Rothsay Castle' (200 tons) left Liverpool on Wednesday August 17, 1831. The ships destination was Beaumaris in North Wales, 50 miles away.
But the Rothsay Castle never arrived as it ran aground on a sandbank 6 miles away in a storm. Of the 150 passengers on board only 22 survived. A drunken captain and an unseaworthy vessel, despite new boilers.

I will be going to the local bookshop to order my copy soon. Sorry I do not know the ISBN number.

 

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