A Long, Dangerous Coastline: Shipwreck Tales from Alaska to California

Heritage House Publishing Co
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On September 8, 1923, seven US Navy destroyers rammed into jagged rocks on the California coast. Twenty-three sailors died that night. Five years earlier, the Canadian Pacific passenger ship Princess Sophia steamed into Vanderbilt Reef in Alaska's Lynn Canal. When she sank, she took 353 people to their deaths. From San Francisco's fog-bound Golden Gate to the stormy Inside Passage of British Columbia and Alaska, the magnificent west coast of North America has taken a deadly toll. Here are the dramatic tales of ships that met their end on this treacherous coastline—including Princess Sophia, Benevolence, Queen of the North and others.
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About the author

Anthony Dalton is a writer, adventurer and photographer. His expeditions have taken him across the Sahara, through the deserts of the Middle East, through the jungles of Bangladesh and into the Arctic. His adventure and boating-related articles have been published in magazines and newspapers in 20 countries and in nine languages. Anthony is past president of the Canadian Authors Association and is dedicated to the craft of writing. He divides his time between homes in Tsawwassen, BC, and the nearby Gulf Islands.

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Publisher
Heritage House Publishing Co
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Published on
Feb 1, 2011
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781926936116
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Language
English
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Genres
Transportation / Ships & Shipbuilding / History
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This content is DRM protected.
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