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Synopsis: There are few images more chilling than an abandoned ship drifting at sea. Ghost Ships is an anthology of the best true-life accounts of vessels, which for whatever reason, never made
port. These are stories that prove the real mysteries of seafaring life are even stranger and more chilling than any fictional account.
Between the devil and the deep blue sea, many ships have met with a tragic end. The first section of the book, Doomed Vessels, includes the most famous, such as the Titanic, and the Lusitania--sunk by a torpedo in 1915. The next section, Haunted and Phantom Ships, explores the modern-day observances of supernatural events. Here are stories of ominous ghost ships, such as the Flying Dutchman, said to appear as an omen; and of mysterious figures that are glimpsed aboard haunted ships, such as the Queen Mary, where visitors have seen the figure of a lone woman. Nautical mysteries such as the Mary Celeste, a ship found empty and adrift in 1872, make up the final section of this book.
Ghost Ships explores the tragedy and what lies behind these amazing narratives
and enduring legends.
From the Back Cover: ? Read spine-chilling accounts from reputable witnesses about tales of haunted ships, such as SS Queen Mary or phantom vessels like the legendary Flying Dutchman?s ship. ? Mystery and superstition have always surrounded tales of the sea, from terrifying sea monsters to abandoned vessels, and the best of these stories are retold in a collection of intriguing tales. ? Includes advice on how to explore what really happened to some of these vessels, as well as places to visit.
Title: Ghost Ships: Tales of Abandoned, Doomed, and...
Publisher: Lyons Press
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Lyons Press, 2005. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Mankind has always had a morbid fascination with the mysteries of the sea. There's also a very good reason why sailors are so notoriously superstitious. Stories of ghost ships, mysteriously abandoned vessels and tales of unexplained disappearances on the high seas have been circulating for as long as man has sailed the oceans., However, some of these mysteries have a more abiding fascination than others. Since the Mary Celeste was found drifting and abandoned in 1877, or since the future King George V encountered the ghostly wraith of the Flying Dutchman's ship off the Cape of Good Hope a decade later, mariners and landsmen alike have tried to explain away these mysterious encounters. Since the Mary Celeste first captivated the world's attention, several other equally inexplicable cases of ships being abandoned have been unearthed. Apart from the highly tangible evidence of the vessels themselves, only a few tantalizing clues were left behind to suggest what human tragedy lay behind the blue water mystery. In a few even more perplexing cases the loss of an entire ship along with her crew have occurred without leaving behind any clue as to what went wrong. The often well-founded vessel simply disappeared without a trace. Equally fascinating is the substantial body of tales about ghost ships, either vessels with a reputation for being haunted, or cases where the ship itself has appeared as a phantom. It would be easier to dismiss many of these stories if the ghostly appearance didn't appear in the accounts of numerous reputable witnesses. Many of these ghosts and ghost ships cannot be rationally explained away. The author Angus Konstam describes himself as a natural sceptic, unwilling to accept these stories at face value. However, after uncovering all the evidence he has admitted that some of these accounts simply defy logic. Follow him on his investigative journey into some of the most abiding and perplexing mysteries of the sea. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1592287239
Book Description Lyons Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1592287239
Book Description Lyons Press. Good. No Jacket. Minimal edgewear. Former library book. Binding is very loose. Minimal shelfwear. book. Bookseller Inventory # 123499799
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Book Description The Lyons Press, London 2005, 2005. 28.0 x 21.5cms, 144pp, duotone illusts, fine hardback & dustwrapper The chapters are: superstition & the sea; doomed vessels; haunted & phantom ships; nautical mysteries; mysteries of the sea. Bookseller Inventory # 119925
Book Description Lyons Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 144pp w index and bibliography. Illustrated throughout. Grey endpapers. Illustrated boards clean and without wear. Illustrated DJ - identical to boards - clean and without wear; not price-clipped, preserved in BroDart cover. "Mystery and suspicion have always surrounded tales of the sea, from terrifying sea monsters to abandoned vessels, and the best of these stories are retold in this collection of intriguing tales." Additional shipping may be required for this book - 28.5 x 22.5cm. Bookseller Inventory # 31411
Book Description Lyons Press, 2005. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Bookseller Inventory # 9781592287239-3
Book Description Lyons Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P021592287239
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Book Description Lyons Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1592287239