Ghost Ship

The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew
Author: Brian Hicks
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345466659
Category: History
Page: 288
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An investigation into the unsolved disappearance of the crew of the Mary Celeste in 1872 draws on previously unpublished letters and photographs, as well as new theories and discoveries, to explain what may have happened. By the author of Raising the Hunley. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Ghost Ship

A Port Chatham Mystery
Author: P. J. Alderman
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553908014
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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RITA-nominated author P. J. Alderman’s delightful new mystery series blends haunting ghosts with hunting criminals as therapist Jordan Marsh dives deep into the past to solve a modern murder. A recent transplant to Washington State’s charming seaside town of Port Chatham, Jordan is still getting used to sharing her slightly run-down but historic lodging with ghosts. As if living with the long-deceased isn’t enough of a challenge, she’s just found a corpse: The town’s notorious womanizer Holt Stillwell is lying on the beach with a bullet in his head. Before Jordan can reel in a suspect, another victim surfaces. And this one isn’t taking murder lying down. Holt’s ancestor Michael Seavey, the Pacific Northwest’s most infamous shanghaier, has materialized in Jordan’s house, seeking to solve his own death in a suspicious shipwreck in 1893. With two murders to solve and a killer on the loose, Jordan faces yet another equally terrifying prospect: her growing attraction to the very alive and criminally attractive pub owner Jase Cunningham. From the Paperback edition.

Ghost Ship


Author: Sharon Lee,Steve Miller
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1618248219
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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The new novel in the Liaden Universe® series. Over a quarter million copies sold in this series to-date! Space ships, action, adventure¾all tied together with a strong dollop of romance and family saga¾make this a compelling series for a wide range of readers, from romance to military SF lovers alike. Theo Waitley is an ace starship pilot¾and pure maverick. Her mom is a renowned Terran scholar and her birth father is an interstellar aristocrat in hiding. Whatever, thinks Theo. She still feels like a socially-challenged misfit. But after being selected to train with the best-of-the-best at the pilot academy, she figures she can leave behind those gawky, misfit days of teenage angst that made life so complicated before! But for Theo, life is about to get even MORE complicated¾and deadlier still. For even though shes survived the Academy and become one of the best pilots in the galaxy, the past is about to blast her with gale-force winds. Theo can run, but she cant hide. Her destiny as master pilot and leader of a powerful Liaden clan calls, and there are LOTS of enemies who will try to make sure shes quite dead before she has the chance to make an answer. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Ghost Ships

Tales of Abandoned, Doomed and Haunted Vessels
Author: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781599210544
Category: History
Page: 144
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The stories behind the haunted ships that mysteriously roam the seas.

Ghost Ship


Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471104931
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Thomas loves his summer visits to his grandmother's on Cape Cod. He spends his days wondering about the sailing ships of the past and imagining their stories. One afternoon, after a night of terrible thunderstorms, Thomas finds, deep in the sands, a weathered old-fashioned belt buckle. When he picks it up, a boy his own age appears before him. His name is Silas Rich, a cabin boy from a ship called the Monomoy that sailed almost 250 years ago. As Silas tells his tale, suddenly the world of sailing ships is very near indeed.

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn

An Untold Story of the American Revolution
Author: Robert P. Watson
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306825538
Category: History
Page: 312
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The most horrific struggle of the American Revolution occurred just 100 yards off New York, where more men died aboard a rotting prison ship than were lost to combat during the entirety of the war. Moored off the coast of Brooklyn until the end of the war, the derelict ship, the HMS Jersey, was a living hell for thousands of Americans either captured by the British or accused of disloyalty. Crammed below deck--a shocking one thousand at a time--without light or fresh air, the prisoners were scarcely fed food and water. Disease ran rampant and human waste fouled the air as prisoners suffered mightily at the hands of brutal British and Hessian guards. Throughout the colonies, the mere mention of the ship sparked fear and loathing of British troops. It also sparked a backlash of outrage as newspapers everywhere described the horrors onboard the ghostly ship. This shocking event, much like the better-known Boston Massacre before it, ended up rallying public support for the war. Revealing for the first time hundreds of accounts culled from old newspapers, diaries, and military reports, award-winning historian Robert P. Watson follows the lives and ordeals of the ship's few survivors to tell the astonishing story of the cursed ship that killed thousands of Americans and yet helped secure victory in the fight for independence.

The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 133816659X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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Trapped in the mists of time by a terrible research experiment gone wrong, John Blake and his mysterious ship are doomed to sail between the centuries, searching for a way home. In the ocean of the modern day, John rescues a shipwrecked young girl his own age, Serena, and promises to help. But returning Serena to her own time means traveling to the one place where the ship is in most danger of destruction. The all-powerful Dahlberg Corporation has an ambitious leader with plans far greater and more terrible than anyone has realized, and he is hot on their trail. For only John, Serena, and the crew know Dahlberg's true intentions, and only they have the power to stop him from bending the world to his will . . .

Ghost Ship


Author: Dietlof Reiche,John Brownjohn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904442844
Category: Children's stories
Page: 315
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An eighteenth-century figurehead, the journal of a ship's quartermaster, and supernatural occurrences at a seaside resort lead twelve-year-old Vicki and her friend Peter on a quest to lift a curse and set right a horrible deed committed two hundred and thirty years in the past.

Ghost Ship


Author: Diane Carey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743412133
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
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In 1995, a Russian aircraft carrier is destroyed by a mysterious creature that just as mysteriously disappears thereafter. Three hundred years later, Counsellor Deanna Troi awakens in her quarters from a nightmare in which she senses the voices of the crew of that Russian ship, whose life-essences were somehow absorbed by the creature that destroyed them. And the nightmare heralds a danger to the EnterpriseTM itself, for if Picard can't discover a way to communicate with the creature, it could absorb his crew just as it did the Russians.

The Ghost Ship Mystery


Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
ISBN: 9780807528556
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 122
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While vacationing in an old New England town, the Aldens learn of a ship that was lost at sea years ago.

Baychimo

Arctic Ghost Ship
Author: Anthony Dalton
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 1926936779
Category: History
Page: 256
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No vessel that sailed the Arctic seas has raised so much speculation or triggered imaginations as has the legendary Hudson's Bay Company ship Baychimo. In the 1920s, Baychimo set up trading posts in eastern Canada, sailed on fur-trading expeditions to Siberia during the turbulent years of the Russian civil war and made dangerous annual voyages around Alaska to Canada's western Arctic coast, shouldering her way through ice floes to resupply the HBC's remote trading posts. Anthony Dalton digs deep to unveil the incredible tale of the hardy ship and her sometimes irascible captain, Sydney Cornwell, bringing to life the larger story of the community of northern traders, hunters and sailors of which Baychimo was a part. This ship's story had a remarkable twist. Caught in 1931 in an ice floe that refused to let go, her crew expected her to sink at any moment, and abandoned ship. But Baychimo was as stubborn as the ice, and she floated away unharmed to begin what would prove to be the longest phase of her seemingly charmed career: for the next four decades she would appear on the horizon at unexpected times and places, always defiantly upright and afloat, becoming the legendary ghost ship of the Arctic.

Ship of Ghosts

The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors
Author: James D. Hornfischer
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307490889
Category: History
Page: 544
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Son, we’re going to Hell." The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course into U.S. naval legend. Renowned as FDR’s favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the far Pacific after Pearl Harbor. Without hope of reinforcement, her crew faced a superior Japanese force ruthlessly committed to total conquest. It wasn’t a fair fight, but the men of the Houston would wage it to the death. Hornfischer brings to life the awesome terror of nighttime naval battles that turned decks into strobe-lit slaughterhouses, the deadly rain of fire from Japanese bombers, and the almost superhuman effort of the crew as they miraculously escaped disaster again and again–until their luck ran out during a daring action in Sunda Strait. There, hopelessly outnumbered, the Houston was finally sunk and its survivors taken prisoner. For more than three years their fate would be a mystery to families waiting at home. In the brutal privation of jungle POW camps dubiously immortalized in such films as The Bridge on the River Kwai, the war continued for the men of the Houston—a life-and-death struggle to survive forced labor, starvation, disease, and psychological torture. Here is the gritty, unvarnished story of the infamous Burma–Thailand Death Railway glamorized by Hollywood, but which in reality mercilessly reduced men to little more than animals, who fought back against their dehumanization with dignity, ingenuity, sabotage, will–power—and the undying faith that their country would prevail. Using journals and letters, rare historical documents, including testimony from postwar Japanese war crimes tribunals, and the eyewitness accounts of Houston’s survivors, James Hornfischer has crafted an account of human valor so riveting and awe-inspiring, it’s easy to forget that every single word is true. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno.

Ghost Ship of Diamond Shoals

The Mystery of the Carroll A. Deering
Author: Bland Simpson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807856178
Category: History
Page: 256
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In the misty dawn of January 31, 1921, a Coast Guardsman on watch at the Cape Hatteras Life-Saving Station sighted a mighty five-masted schooner, all sails set, wrecked on the treacherous Diamond Shoals. Rescuers rushed to the ship, but when they arrived

Puppy Pirates Super Special #1: Ghost Ship


Author: Erin Soderberg
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101937750
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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Fans of PAW Patrol and Rainbow Magic and those looking for Halloween chapter books will want to climb aboard this PUPPY PIRATES SUPER SPECIAL! Ahoy, mateys! Set sail for fun and adventure on a pirate ship full of puppies! Boo! When Wally is pranked by a couple of pugs, they accuse him of being more puppy than pirate. How can Wally prove he’s as fearless as the rest? Spending the night on an abandoned pirate ship should do the trick! But when Wally and his human friend, Henry, climb aboard, they soon discover the ship might not be so empty after all. . . . This super edition features exciting content like: - How to Draw a Puppy Pirate! - Puzzles! - Instructions for how to play the "Puppy Pirates vs. Kitten Pirates" game! And don't miss the other adventures of the Puppy Pirates! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ghost Ship


Author: Gerrie Ferris Finger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615545868
Category: Fiction
Page: 322
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A time travel romantic suspense

Ghost Ship

A Sigma Force Short Story
Author: James Rollins
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062847716
Category: Fiction
Page: 48
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From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes an electrifying short story, in which the battle over a lost treasure leads to murder, betrayal, and the revelation of a shocking mystery hidden aboard the . . . Ghost Ship The discovery of a burned body sprawled on a remote Australian beach shatters the vacation plans of Commander Gray Pierce. To thwart an ingenious enemy, he and Seichan are pulled into a centuries-old mystery surrounding a lost convict ship, the Trident. The vessel—with a history of mutiny and stolen treasure—vanished into the mists of time, but nothing stays lost forever. A freak storm reveals clues scattered across the Great Barrier Reef, but following those clues will lead to bloodshed and savagery, for where this ghost ship is hidden is as shocking as the mystery behind its disappearance. It will take all of Gray’s ingenuity and Seichan’s deadly skills not only to survive—but to stop an enemy from destroying everything in his path. Included with this short story is a sneak peek at the upcoming Sigma Force novel, The Demon Crown, where events here lead to Sigma’s most harrowing adventure to date.

The Ghost-Ship Mutiny


Author: Craig L. Barnum
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1506904173
Category: History
Page: 228
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This is a true account of events aboard a US Navy ship at a difficult time in history—the height of the Vietnam War in 1969. American social unrest was widespread in big cities and college campuses. While President Nixon claimed to have a plan to end the war, he was secretly expanding it into Cambodia causing death and carnage. The US Navy aircraft carrier, USS Constellation, is finishing an eleven month war deployment and will return home for a shipyard overhaul and training period before redeploying. As the carrier’s communications officer, the author is responsible for the communication traffic of a small city, as well as holding the codes to be used together with the captain’s for any nuclear operations. This young Navy pilot will experience some very unique events during the ensuing eighteen month turn-around period. Racial problems, drugs, crew morale, long periods away from home, and the deteriorating public attitudes toward the war are worsening onboard. The new commanding officer has some novel ideas about handling the worsening problems, and the communications officer tries to help. The carrier crew unhappily finds it is not immune to what is happening in US society. Anti-war activities against the ship and crew develop quickly upon their return to homeport. To make matters worse, the captain becomes unduly suspicious about certain conditions on the ship. After many twists and turns, the situation finally appears to have settled down, only to abruptly change.

The Ghost Ship


Author: Ed Franklin,Gene Pratt,Robert MacKenzie
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507601624
Category: History
Page: 340
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The GHOST SHIP was launched in 1940, prior to World War II, she helped supply the Pacific Islands with men and material, one of those was the “Alamo of the Pacific” Wake Island. She was anchored northwest of Ford Island on December 7, 1941, shot down several Japanese planes, and helped sink a mini sub. She had a storied record during the Second World War, earning seven battle stars from Guadalcanal Canal to Okinawa. She was one of the last ships to be hit by a Kamikaze off Okinawa. It hit the cabin of Air Officer Lt. Henry Fonda. In 1943 Bob Hope and his USO group performed on the Curtiss.Readers will learn about the “secrecy” that went on in the Atomic Energy Commission and other agencies that occurred during the post war years.

The Ghost Ship

Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate 2
Author: Jan Burchett,Sara Vogler
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
ISBN: 1444007165
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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How to become an Undercover Pirate... 1)Have a pirate captain as your ancient ancestor 2)Find a message in a bottle and a magic gold doubloon 3)Get whisked back in time to join a pirate crew 4)When you get home DON'T TELL ANYONE. Remember - you're undercover! When Sam Silver and the crew of the Sea Wolf board a galleon looking for Spanish gold, they find it's already been stolen - by a ghost ship! Can our pirate heroes outwit a ghostly crew or is the treasure gone for ever?