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

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An investigation into the unsolved disappearance of the crew of the Mary Celeste in 1872 draws on previously unpublished letters and photographs, as well as new theories and discoveries, to explain what may have happened.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


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.

Ghost Ships

True Stories of Nautical Nightmares, Hauntings, and Disasters
Author: Richard Winer
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425175484
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 268
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Winer has pursued his nautical fascination to various ports of call, collecting stories that prove the real mysteries and legends are even stranger and more chilling than fiction. Here are 100 years' worth of shipboard hauntings, mysteries, and catastrophes passed from one generation of seafarers to the next--but never fully explained.

Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes


Author: Dwight Boyer
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press Michigan
ISBN: 9780912514475
Category: History
Page: 294
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This is the awesome story of the missing "ghost ships" of the Great Lakes, ships that disappeared, often in complete mystery, and were never seen again. The chronicle is a varied one: sometimes the cause was a titanic storm with huge seas and terrifying winds; or it was blinding snow that destroyed all sense of direction and massive ice that by its weight bore the ship beneath the surface; often it was mechanical failure or disregard of safety for the sake of gain. In researching this book, the author scanned thousands of old newspaper and shipping journals, read hundreds of letters from relatives of lost skippers and their crews, shipping company reports and files. The accumulated data reveal many crucial facts never before known, to document the chapters of this thrilling book.

Frightful Ghost Ships


Author: James Roland
Publisher: Searchlight Books Fear Fest
ISBN: 1512434027
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Presents information about well-known ghost ships that have been lost at sea, including the Flying Dutchman, Caleuche, and Northumberland Strait.

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.

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.

Ghost Ships


Author: Lisa Owings
Publisher: Epic Books
ISBN: 9781626172029
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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"Engaging images accompany information about ghost ships. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--

Lost at Sea

Ghost Ships and Other Mysteries
Author: Michael Goss
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615924663
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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A mother pleads with her son not to sail on a certain steamer because she has dreamt - three times in a row - that the vessel will never reach its destination. Modern-day observers watch in awe as a ghost ship - blazing from bow to stern - dutifully reenacts a two-hundred-year-old tragedy that the observers' fathers and grandfathers also watched reenacted with the same sense of awe. A crewman walks past a solitary figure seated in the ship's restaurant only to turn a moment later and find the restaurant empty. A red glow appears in the darkness ahead of a modern warship, and the faint outline of an old galleon, her sails in tatters, is seen approaching against the wind - only to vanish a moment later before the startled eyes of observers.Such strange events have been seen for centuries and continue to be reported even today by witnesses who are, for the most part, sober and responsible human beings. In Lost at Sea folklore specialist Michael Goss and George Behe, an expert on maritime disasters, explore what lies behind these amazing narratives and enduring legends.Make no mistake, this is a serious look at ghosts and boats. -Baltimore SunBlends scientific inquiry with folklore . . . -Mensa Bulletin. . . a good investigation into many of the paranormal claims that have been made about ships. -The American RationalistOne of the most action-filled tension-tight and adventure-packed books of this or any other year. You'll be taken out to sea, brought back in some cases and left there in others. -The Book WorldSome classic chillers never lose their ability to amaze. . . -AB Bookman's Weekly

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 Ships

A Surrealist Love Triangle
Author: Robert McNab
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300104318
Category: Art
Page: 266
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A moving and spectacular tale of love, jealousy, and exotic travel, centering on three significant figures in the surrealist movement. This book describes the secret journey made by an extraordinary ménage à trois: the painter Max Ernst, Paul Eluard (cofounder of surrealism with André Breton), and Eluard's wife Gala. The author unravels the story of Ernst's love affair with Gala, Eluard's disappearance, Ernst and Gala's pursuit of him, their meeting in Saigon where the love triangle came apart, and the resulting departure of the Eluards, who left Ernst to explore the jungles of French Indochina alone. The impact on the work of both men was profound. As for Gala, she eventually dropped both her lovers for Salvador Dali.

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 Ships


Author: Adrienne Montgomerie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780778780137
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Presents strange and unusual stories and myths about mysterious ships that have disappeared, been abandoned by their crew, or sank while on the high seas.

Ghost Ships


Author: Kevin Hile
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737754958
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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The sea has long provided humankind with wonder, and delightful or demented imaginations along with it. This book provides eyewitness accounts, paired with alternative explanations, to explore legends surrounding the mysterious appearances of ghost ships.

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.

Puppy Pirates Super Special #1 Ghost Ship


Author: Erin Soderberg
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101937734
Category: JUVENILE FICTION
Page: 128
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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 puppythan 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. . . .

Ghost Ships, Gales and Forgotten Tales

True Adventures of the Great Lakes
Author: Wes Oleszewski
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 212
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The shore-bound Great Lakes observer may be lucky enough to see the silhouette of one of the giant modern oreboats snailing upon the distant horizon. The courses and routes that these contemporary monsters follow have been well traveled by countless mariners for more than a century and a half. In the mid 1800s, it was often difficult to look toward the lakes from any single spot and see less than a half dozen distant boats at any time. Each of these vessels had a crew and each crewperson had a job to do and sometimes while just doing their jobs, these ordinary people found themselves cast into adventures that deserve telling. This book will attempt to do just that.

Ghost Ships

A Surrealist Love Triangle
Author: Robert McNab
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300104318
Category: Art
Page: 266
View: 3031

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A moving and spectacular tale of love, jealousy, and exotic travel, centering on three significant figures in the surrealist movement. This book describes the secret journey made by an extraordinary ménage à trois: the painter Max Ernst, Paul Eluard (cofounder of surrealism with André Breton), and Eluard's wife Gala. The author unravels the story of Ernst's love affair with Gala, Eluard's disappearance, Ernst and Gala's pursuit of him, their meeting in Saigon where the love triangle came apart, and the resulting departure of the Eluards, who left Ernst to explore the jungles of French Indochina alone. The impact on the work of both men was profound. As for Gala, she eventually dropped both her lovers for Salvador Dali.

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 . . .