The lost fleet :a Yankee whaler's struggle against the Confederate Navy and Arctic disaster /Marc Songini.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-249117

Description

xii, 432 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Whaling History.
Whalers (Persons) History.

Originator

Songini, Marc L.

Contents

Book One: Brave men, braver women -- Lonely but not alone -- A Lighthouse Keeper -- In wild and distant seas -- Journey's End -- Book Two: The first iron -- The Daring Fishermen of New England -- Old Rodney -- An Indifferent Screw Steamer -- A Pirate Deed -- Like pursuing a coy Maiden -- The Other "Alabama" -- Come on my Deck and Fight me -- Terrible Havoc -- Book three: Finding the life -- Idle Wharves and dismasted Ships -- Death stared us in the Face -- In the topmost frost killed end of Creation -- How many will see the last day of Next August? -- The most crushing Blow -- Book Four: Rolling out the Fin -- Enough to fill a Book -- Appreciable Deterioration -- Looking for a modern Joshua -- A dreary and Uncertain March -- Epilogue: The Clear eyed men of the sea.

Publication

New York : St. Martin's Press

Description

xii, 432 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-414) and index.
Complimentary copy, August 7, 2007. [LA2007.0105]

ISBN

9780312286484
0312286481

Call Number

Stacks SH383.2.S66 2007

Other People and Orgs

Williams, Thomas W. (Thomas William)

Places

United States
Arctic Ocean

Edition

1st ed.