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The Wexford


The Wexford

Elusive Shipwreck of the Great Storm, 1913

von: Paul Carroll

8,49 €

Verlag: Dundurn
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 21.06.2010
ISBN/EAN: 9781770705449
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 328

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<p><i> Winner for the 2010 SOS Marine Heritage Award</i> <br><br> The steamer <i>Wexford</i>, with her flared bow, tall masts, and her open, canvas-sided hurricane deck, charmed spectators as she carried cargo across the Great Lakes. The romance and adventure of her British and French history in the South American trade followed her. Under newly appointed 24-year-old captain Bruce Cameron, her fateful final voyage was punctuated with opportunities to be saved from destruction , but his persistence in trying to make port at Goderich led to tragedy - a victim of the storm of 1913. Over a period of 87 years, she eluded many efforts to locate her remains, but was finally discovered in 2000 by a sailor using a fish-finding device. Since then, she has been visited by thousands, but sadly plundered. Our story traces her history from her British origins in 1883, through the transition to become a "Laker," the eventful storm, the search, and her ultimate discovery in southern Lake Huron, and the controversy over how she should be protected.</p>
The steamer
<em>Wexford</em> charmed spectators as it carried cargo across the Great Lakes. The Wexfords fateful final voyage was punctuated with opportunities to be saved, but attempts to make port led to tragedy. Paul Carroll traces the steamers history here, as well as the controversy over how the wreck should be protected.
<p>The steamer <i>Wexford</i>, with her flared bow, tall masts, and her open, canvas-sided hurricane deck, charmed spectators as she carried cargo across the Great Lakes. The romance and adventure of her British and French history in the South American trade followed her. Under newly appointed 24-year-old captain Bruce Cameron, her fateful final voyage was punctuated with opportunities to be saved from destruction , but his persistence in trying to make port at Goderich led to tragedy - a victim of the storm of 1913. Over a period of 87 years, she eluded many efforts to locate her remains, but was finally discovered in 2000 by a sailor using a fish-finding device. Since then, she has been visited by thousands, but sadly plundered. Our story traces her history from her British origins in 1883, through the transition to become a "Laker," the eventful storm, the search, and her ultimate discovery in southern Lake Huron, and the controversy over how she should be protected.</p>
<p>Paul Carroll, a "wharf rat" in his youth, brought forward the first Waterfront Development Plan for the long-term evolution of the Goderich shoreline and was involved with the sidescan sonar search for the <i>Wexford</i>. Paul's most recent book is <i>Four Years on The Great Lakes</i>. He lived near Goderich, Ontario.</p>

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