Shipwrecks on the Virginia Coast and the Men of the United States Life-Saving Service

Shipwrecks on the Virginia Coast and the Men of the United States Life-Saving Service

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The Atlantic coast of Virginia is scarcely a hundred miles long, yet from 1874 to 1915 more than 600 incidents occurred there in which the Life-Saving Service was involved. Nearly 7,000 lives were imperiled in the stranding of vessels. Of these, only 102 lives were lost; only 220 vessels were wrecked beyond hope.Richard A. Pouliot and his wife Julie have woven a tale of heroism, daring, and tragedy in recording these events. Ship names, statistics, and illustrations ... blend to create an exciting story and a valuable reference book. -- Robert H. Burgess, curator emeritus, The Mariners' Museum
Publisher: Centreville, Md. : Tidewater Publishers, [1986], ©1986
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780870333521
0870333526
Branch Call Number: 363.123 Po
Characteristics: xiv, 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Pouliot, Julie J. 1948-

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