The Sinking Of Rms Tayleur

Author: Gill Hoffs
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147383189X
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The moment they fell into the water the waves caught them and dashed them violently against the rocks, and the survivors on shore could perceive the unfortunate creatures...struggling amidst the waves, and one by one sinking under them.' (Hereford Times, 28 January 1854) ??The wrecking of the RMS Tayleur made headlines nearly 60 years before the Titanic. Both were run by the White Star Line, both were heralded as the most splendid ships of their time – and both sank in tragic circumstances on their maiden voyages. ??On 19 January 1854 the Tayleur, a large merchant vessel, left Liverpool for Australia; packed with hopeful emigrants, her hold stuffed with cargo. On the 160th anniversary of the disaster, Gill Hoffs reveals new theories behind the disaster and tells the stories of the passengers and crew on the ill-fated vessel: ??Captain John Noble, record breaking hero of the Gold Rush era. ??Ship surgeon Robert Hannay Cunningham and his young family, on their way to a new life among the prospectors of Tent City. ??Samuel Carby, ex-convict, returning to the gold fields with his new wife – and a fortune sewn into her corsets. ??But the ship's revolutionary iron hull prevented its compasses from working. Lost in the Irish Sea, a storm swept the Tayleur and the 650 people aboard towards a cliff, studded with rocks 'black as death'. What happened next shocked the world.??As featured in the Daily Mail, Yorkshire Post, Manchester Evening News, Hereford Times, Liverpool Echo, The Press & Journal, Dundee Courier, Fife Herald, Discover Your History, Your Family Tree, the Warrington Guardian and on BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Merseyside, RTE Radio, Radio Warrington, Kingdom FM.

The Lost Story Of The William And Mary

Author: Gill Hoffs
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473858267
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The emigrant ship William and Mary departed from Liverpool with 208 British, Irish, and Dutch emigrants in early 1853. Captained by young American Timothy Stinson, the vessel was sailing for New Orleans when the ship wrecked in the Bahamas in mysterious circumstances. Stinson and the majority of his crew sneaked away in lifeboats – murdering two of the emigrants with a hatchet as they did so – and reported the ship sunk with all on board lost. But the passengers kept the ship afloat and two days later were rescued by heroic wreckers as the ship went down. Now, over 160 years on, the tale of the two murdered in Bahamian waters and the hundreds who escaped thanks to kindly wreckers can finally be told. Stinson is no longer getting away with murder.

The Real Sherlock Holmes

Author: Angela Buckley
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473834694
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On 6 December 1886, Arthur Foster leaves the Queen's Theatre, Manchester with a pocket full of gold and a lady bedecked with diamonds on his arm. He hails a hansom cab unaware that a detective has been trailing him as he crisscrossed the streets of the city. As the cab pulls away, the detective slips inside and arrests the infamous 'Birmingham Forger.' ??The detective is Jerome Caminada, legendary policeman and real-life Victorian super-sleuth. A master of disguise with a keen eye for detail and ingenious methods of detection, Caminada is at the top of his game, tracking notorious criminals through the seedy streets of Manchester's underworld. Relentless in his pursuit, he stalks pickpockets and poisoners, unscrupulous con artists and cold blooded murderers. ??His groundbreaking detective work leads to the unravelling of classic crime cases such as the Hackney Carriage Murder in 1889, secret government missions and a deadly confrontation with his arch-rival, a ruthless and violent thief. Caminada's compelling story bears all the hallmarks of Arthur Conan Doyle and establishes this indefatigable investigator as one of the most formidable detectives of the Victorian era and The Real Sherlock Holmes.??As seen in The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Express, The Times, La Stampa and Lancashire Life.??Also featured in Discover Your History Magazine.

Limeys

Author: David I. Harvie
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
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The author introduces readers to the committed man who successfully waged war against scurvy while creating the world's first soft drink in the process.

Shipwrecks In The Irish Se

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781156604137
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: MS Riverdance, HMS Foudroyant, MV Princess Victoria, The Sinking of the Rochdale and the Prince of Wales, HMS Cochrane, Blackpool shipwrecks, RMS Tayleur, Solway Harvester, MV Sea Empress, Resurgam, Southport shipwrecks, HMS Racehorse, Ocean Monarch, Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster, HMS Vanguard, Ellan Vannin, Mexico, Southport and St Anne's lifeboats disaster, Abana, SS Castilian, HMS H47, Hanover, PS Lelia, MV Kowloon Bridge, Tullaghmurray Lass, SS Samtampa, Pelican, Sirene, SS Izaro, SS Malakand. Excerpt: The Riverdance was a RORO ferry formerly in service with Seatruck Ferries on the Irish Sea. Riverdance was hit by a wave on the 31 January 2008 which caused her cargo to shift and she was eventually beached at Blackpool, very close to the border with Cleveleys. Attempts to refloat her failed, and she was scrapped on site during 2008. Her normal route was Heysham - Warrenpoint. She has a sister ship, the Moondance, which is currently in service with Seatruck. She was a cargo vessel, but she sometimes carried passengers, under UK maritime law she was able to carry up to 12 passengers. Built as the Mashala in 1977, renamed Halla in 1987, Tikal in 1988 and then Schiaffino in 1989, she operated at first in the Mediterranean and then the Caribbean. In 1993 she was operating in the Irish Sea, and renamed Sally Eurobridge. In 1994 she was operating in the North Sea under the name Eurobridge, returning to Sally Eurobridge when the charter ended. In 1995-96 she was on charter to Norfolk Lines under the name Eurobridge again, then chartered to Seatruck and renamed Riverdance, being bought outright in 1997. Riverdance beached at BlackpoolOn 31 January 2008 at 19:30 the MS Riverdance was "broadsided" by a wave, causing the cargo to shift. At 19:45 the captain issued a Mayday call. The ship was listing at 60 degrees. At 20:00 the...

The Tsar S Treasure

Author: Martin Bayerle
Publisher: Barnburner Books, LLC
ISBN: 9780988876002
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The Tsar's Treasure captures the story of the lost luxury White Star Liner known as the Millionaires' Ship and Capt. Martin's Bayerle 30-year quest to find her fabled treasure. When the RMS Republic sank in 1909, she was the largest ship to sink in history (only to be surpassed by her sibling ship, RMS Titanic, a mere three years later). When Republic sank, she took with her not only all her cargo and passenger effects, but also some politically-sensitive secrets. Rumors of a vast treasure, of "riches beyond most men's wildest dreams," were published the day after her sinking and have persisted for more than 100 years. The Tsar's Treasure documents Capt. Bayerle's personal journey to uncover her secrets along with extensive research in an effort to substantiate or deny the rumors. The result is a deep-sea adventure riddled with subtle clues and impressive historical photos and documents. The reader is invited to examine the evidence and arrive at his or her own conclusions surrounding the century-old mystery of what may become the greatest treasure recovery of all-time.

The Lost Story Of The William And Mary

Author: Gill Hoffs
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473858240
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The emigrant ship William and Mary departed from Liverpool with 208 British, Irish, and Dutch emigrants in early 1853. Captained by young American Timothy Stinson, the vessel was sailing for New Orleans when the ship wrecked in the Bahamas in mysterious circumstances. Stinson and the majority of his crew sneaked away in lifeboats – murdering two of the emigrants with a hatchet as they did so – and reported the ship sunk with all on board lost. But the passengers kept the ship afloat and two days later were rescued by heroic wreckers as the ship went down. Now, over 160 years on, the tale of the two murdered in Bahamian waters and the hundreds who escaped thanks to kindly wreckers can finally be told. Stinson is no longer getting away with murder.

Maritime Incidents By Country Maritime Incidents In Australia Maritime Incidents In Canada Maritime Incidents In Finland

Author: LLC Books
Publisher: Books LLC
ISBN: 9781157874805
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 472. Not illustrated. Chapters: Maritime Incidents in Australia, Maritime Incidents in Canada, Maritime Incidents in Finland, Maritime Incidents in France, Maritime Incidents in Greece, Maritime Incidents in Indonesia, Maritime Incidents in Ireland, Maritime Incidents in Israel, Maritime Incidents in Italy, Maritime Incidents in Japan, Maritime Incidents in Malta, Maritime Incidents in New Zealand, Maritime Incidents in Norway, Maritime Incidents in Russia, Maritime Incidents in Singapore, Maritime Incidents in Spain, Maritime Incidents in Tanzania, Maritime Incidents in Turkey, Maritime Incidents in Vietnam, Maritime Incidents in the Philippines, Maritime Incidents in the United Kingdom, Maritime Incidents in the United States, Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Italian Battleship Giulio Cesare, Hmhs Britannic, Ss Gothenburg, Ms Estonia, New Carissa, Lucy Walker Steamboat Disaster, Mv Queen of the North, Mv Princess of the Stars, Ps General Slocum, Ms Sea Diamond, Hmas Voyager, Mv Do a Paz, Betelgeuse Incident, Superferry 9, Turkish Frigate Ertu rul, Cosco Busan Oil Spill, Friend to All Nations, Prestige Oil Spill, List of Canadian Disasters by Death Toll, the Sinking of the Rochdale and the Prince of Wales, Amoco Cadiz, Mv Braer, Submarine Incident Off Kildin Island, Patria Disaster, Bugaled Breizh, Booya, Ms Express Samina, Mv Levina 1, Mt Haven, Penlee Lifeboat Disaster, 1979 Fastnet Race, Marchioness Disaster, Guimaras Oil Spill, Ss Kurtulu, Rms Leinster, Mv Senopati Nusantara, Rms Tayleur, Ss Connemara, Mt Independen a, Solway Harvester, Whaling Disaster of 1871, Greycliffe Disaster, Ss Heraklion, Castillo de Salas, List of Maritime Incidents in the Turkish Straits, Hms Waterwitch, T ya Maru, Ocean Monarch, Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster, Moray Firth Fishing Disaster, Mt Vector, Ss Columbia Eagle Incident, Ss Ad...

Hamburgers And Berliners And Other Courses In Between

Author: Matt Potter
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ISBN: 9780996689403
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Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Travel Writing. "Matt Potter unflinchingly allows us inside his mind and heart, sharing fears and insecurities that most of us would never dare to reveal. His book is both poignant and funny, and through Potter's eyes we get a vivid picture of Germany its landscapes, people, customs and quirks while also witnessing one man's struggle to make sense of his own life as well as life at large." Len Kuntz, author of The Dark Sunshine (Connotation Press, 2014) "Matt Potter's HAMBURGERS AND BERLINERS took me to Germany with brief forays to Austria, Portugal and other European countries without me having to shift an inch from my sofa. Potter's prose is, as always, absorbing, amusing, enlightening and engaging. If you are thinking of a trip to Europe (or Australia, where Potter originates) make sure you read HAMBURGERS AND BERLINERS before you go. This intimate portrait of an Australian abroad should be nestled in your hand luggage beside your spare undies and bottled water it's just as essential. Potter examines the differences between cultures big and small-between countries, continents or, at the other end of the scale, the microcultures that exist within a block or a street. He constantly questions the what and the why of things, observing idiosyncrasies and habits and ingrained patterns of thought in a way that makes you see your own surroundings and behaviours afresh. Never uncomfortably disrespectful (though often funny), Potter had me smirking with some of his descriptions and going 'Aha!' at others. HAMBURGERS AND BERLINERS is that rare thing, a guide to humanity, forgiving in its delivery but covering every niggly aspect of living as a foreigner abroad in delicious detail, warts and all. If you want to give your brain a holiday, get it, read it, and have a ball." Gill Hoffs, author of The Sinking of RMS Tayleur: The Lost Story of the Victorian Titanic and Wild: a collection (Penn and Sword, 2014) "Matt Potter's HAMBURGERS AND BERLINERS brings back the adventures, the frustrations and the newness of moving to Germany. These honest missives made me want to do it all over again." Christopher Allen, author of Conversations with S. Teri O'Type (CreateSpace, 2012)"