The story of the wreck of the British merchant brig Isabella on the Falkland Islands in 1812, the rescue of whose passengers was complicated by the outbreak of war between Britain and the United States, telling of the adventures which ...
Author: David Miller
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The story of the wreck of the British merchant brig Isabella on the Falkland Islands in 1812, the rescue of whose passengers was complicated by the outbreak of war between Britain and the United States, telling of the adventures which befell citizens of both countries before the passengers were restored to their native shore.
This story is different because, not only is it absolutely true, but it concerns a group of ordinary men, women and children who found themselves involved in an episode which was quite out of the ordinary.
Author: David M. O. Miller
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Naval actions during the Napoleonic Wars continue to excite a wide readership in many countries, but virtually all those books relate the deeds of admirals and captains, and tell the stories of fleets rather than individual ships. This story is different because, not only is it absolutely true, but it concerns a group of ordinary men, women and children who found themselves involved in an episode which was quite out of the ordinary. It began when one ship was wrecked on the remote and (at that time) totally deserted Falkland Islands due to the incompetence of its drunken master. Then two ships came to the rescue of the castaways, one British and one American, a situation which was complicated by the outbreak of the War of 1812 between the two countries. The adventures that befell the people of those three ships contains a greater mix of high courage and base cowardice, honesty and skulduggery, good luck and misfortune, and surprising twists than any novelist would dare to include in one book.
Given the presence of this roughly cut opening, and the lack of any evidence to
counter the theory that the wreck site was Isabella, the NPS divers concluded that
the wreck was the Hudson's Bay Company brig. The site was listed on the ...
Author: Maritime Archaeological Society
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
SUBMERGED STORIES FROM THE GRAVEYARD OF THE PACIFIC Over the past 350 years, an untold number of ships have met their end along the northern Oregon and southern Washington coasts. Shipwrecks of the Pacific Northwest investigates some of the most compelling historic shipwrecks—from the infamous to the nearly forgotten. Explore a handful of these vessels, fated to have their final resting place along 150 miles of the rugged Northwest coastline, including near the dangerous mouth of the Columbia River. Combining archaeological analysis and new research, this unique collection uncovers the tales of peril, tragedy, and heroism along with the tangible legacies and an exploration of what remains.
Jennifer's father is a geologist and diver who specialises in making underwater maps of the Caribbean Sea for an oil exploration company.
Author: Frank Pedersen
Jennifera s father is a geologist and diver who specialises in making underwater maps of the Caribbean Sea for an oil exploration company. However, when he notices some anomalies that cannot be explained, he decides to head beneath the waves once more. But the ancient wreck on the sea floor is not about to give up its secrets easily a and rushing to save it could have deadly consequences.
Seeing Isabella like this was some compensation for the memories of the wreck
Isabella had been during her wrenching divorce from Toron, much less the horror
of watching Montferrat die in agony in her arms. Maria Zoë found it hard to break
Author: Helena P. Schrader
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
John d'Ibelin, son of the legendary Balian, will one day defy the most powerful monarch on earth. But first he must survive his apprenticeship as squire to a man determined to build a kingdom on an island ravaged by rebellion. The Greek insurgents have already driven the Knights Templar from the island, and now stand poised to destroy Richard the Lionheart's legacy to the Holy Land: a crusader foothold on the island of Cyprus.
To cheer those who had assembled on the beach with a prospect of relief , we
hoisted American colors , which they no sooner saw than they manifested every
symptom of the most exTHE WRECK OF THE " ISABELLA " From an engraving in
Author: Elliot Snow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Firsthand accounts of thrilling adventures on the high seas — of surviving on an uninhabited island, of narrowly escaping capture in the Pacific Islands where Capt. James Cook was killed, encounters with savage natives in the South Seas and more. A vivid picture of life aboard the "tall ships" of a century and more ago.
CHAIN WALES BENEATH HULL Wreck of Isabella as surveyed in 1987 (
National Park Service ) ROUGH - SAWN HOLE AUGERED CORNERS ) BLOCK
clear reflection of the concerns and direc - bearings . The Hudson ' s Bay
Company was ...
Author: James P. Delgado
Publisher: London : British Museum Press
The theory and practice of underwater archaeology includes nearly every archaeological discipline from prehistoric archaeology to the modern era.
dence in identifying the wreck as Isabella . The open cargo ports , the removal of
the brig ' s standing , or permanent rigging , and the hole cut in the side of the hull
conform to the historic accounts of the loss of Isabella . They also show that ...
A quarterly journal of maritime history.
The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century. New York: Oxford
University Press, 2007. Sabatini, Rafael. Torquemada and the Spanish
Inquisition: A History. London: Stanley Paul, 1924. Sahagún, Fray Bernardino de
Author: Kirstin Downey
An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively expanding, Isabella was inspired in her youth by tales of Joan of Arc, a devout young woman who unified her people and led them to victory against foreign invaders. In 1474, when most women were almost powerless, twenty-three-year-old Isabella defied a hostile brother and a mercurial husband to seize control of Castile and León. Her subsequent feats were legendary. She ended a twenty-four-generation struggle between Muslims and Christians, forcing North African invaders back over the Mediterranean Sea. She laid the foundation for a unified Spain. She sponsored Columbus's trip to the Indies and negotiated Spanish control over much of the New World with the help of Rodrigo Borgia, the infamous Pope Alexander VI. She also annihilated all who stood against her by establishing a bloody religious Inquisition that would darken Spain's reputation for centuries. Whether saintly or satanic, no female leader has done more to shape our modern world, in which millions of people in two hemispheres speak Spanish and practice Catholicism. Yet history has all but forgotten Isabella's influence, due to hundreds of years of misreporting that often attributed her accomplishments to Ferdinand, the bold and philandering husband she adored. Using new scholarship, Downey's luminous biography tells the story of this brilliant, fervent, forgotten woman, the faith that propelled her through life, and the land of ancient conflicts and intrigue she brought under her command. From the Hardcover edition.
she asked angrily “Exactly what I said that you watch yourself before you wreck
yourself” he replied and with that he stormedout ofthe room leaving Isabella
staring after him. Tony walkedall theway to the class sadly. Hecouldn't takehis
Author: Jesse Ayodele Olowojoba
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Heartbroken after death played a menacing joke on him by snatching his true love Alice away, Tony’s world crumbled like a pack of cards. After months of living in agony and loneliness, Tony falls in love again only to discover that he has been entwined in a vicious circle of betrayal, lies, torture and murder. Tony must battle through many obstacles to stay alive if he must find true love but will he survive the fight for love especially when the onslaught is coming from a die-hard, pretty damsel like Meg who is on a dangerous mission for vengeance?
Not just Isabella Edgar but all the survivors in the longboat owed their lives to
Holmes. He cut the rope that had held them to the sinking ship; he took charge
after the murders when Rhodes was unmanned; he spied the Crescent and
Author: Tom Koch
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
A maritime disaster that shocked the world. Seventy-one years before the loss of the "Titanic," another ship sank in almost the same spot after striking an iceberg at maximum speed. Three-quarters of the passengers--poor, mostly Irish emigrants--were lost, including at least fourteen who were thrown from a lifeboat to lighten it. Not a single sailor died. When the tragedy of the "William Brown" threatened to expose the dangers of the profitable emigrant passenger trade, a collection of politicians, lawyers, and reporters on both sides of the Atlantic conspired to indict the only seaman who was a hero of the disaster. The trial gave rise to the concept of "lifeboat ethics": how to decide who gets saved when resources are limited. "A fascinating read."--"Chesapeake Bay Magazine" "A gripping tale of the sea. . . . You should make a place for this one on your bookshelf, nautical or otherwise."--"Burgee" "More than a horrifying tale . . . also a penetrating examination of the causes."--Denis Wood, author, "The Power of Maps" "Tom Koch's re-creation of a notorious 19th-century case of shipwreck and murder on the high seas makes absorbing reading."--Michael Phillips, maritime historian, Plymouth (England) Naval Base Museum "Gripping tale of a 19th-century shipwreck that should have been, but wasn't, a catalyst for major shipping reform."--"Quill & Quire" Tom Koch is a widely published writer and journalist and the author of fourteen books. A lifelong sailor, he skippers an aging 35-foot Beneteau sloop throughout the Pacific Northwest.