Oregon Shipwrecks

Oregon Shipwrecks

by Don Marshall
1st Edition, ©1984, ISBN: 9780832304309
Hardcover, 236 pages
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"Oregon claims 429 miles of the finest beachcombing on the Pacific Coast. Each day, the white surf rushes in with a new prize from an ancient tragedy and buries it in a sandy grave to await discovery by casual strollers who, should they pause and listen very carefully, might hear the voices of those who went on before... the men, women and children as they perished aboard a ship devoured by an unexpected, lurking wave."

OREGON SHIPWRECKS takes you from pathos to humor as Don Marshall chronicles numerous untold stories of Oregon's seafaring days. Over two hundred years of ship disasters have claimed cargo, passenger, steam and sailing ships that wrecked along the rugged northwest coast. Stern and side-wheelers left their bones in Oregon's mighty rivers in company with earlier fur traders, scows and bateauxs.

Read about the world's oldest continuous shipping line, the trade route from Manila. Does one of those rich galleons lie off shore of Manzanita Beach? Stripping fact from fiction, Marshall puts forth the untold story of these famous ships. He gives an in-depth study of the greatest mystery of all, Oregon's famous 'Beeswax' ship.

Ride the waves on steamers, schooners and square-riggers, feel the gut ripping horror of passengers, crews and Captains when they realize their ship is going on the rocks. A hundred thrilling photographs and numerous locations of wrecks add spice to this important publication.

– From the dust jacket

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