Florida's Shipwrecks
by Michael Barnette (9780738554136)

Florida's Shipwrecks
 
Michael Barnette
Release Date: 01 September 2008
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
Category: Ships & Shipbuilding
ISBN: 9780738554136
ISBN-10: 0738554138



The Sunshine State has a rich maritime history spanning more than five centuries. Tragically, part of that history includes thousands of ships that have met their fates in Florida waters. Potentially more than 5,000 shipwrecks reside off Floridaas 1,200 miles of coastline, with hundreds more lost in the stateas interior rivers. In and of itself, the Florida Keys archipelago, consisting of approximately 1,700 islands stretching 200 miles, is littered with the remains of close to 1,000 shipwrecks. In fact, many features of the Florida Keys were named after various shipwreck events, such as Fowey Rocks, which earned its name after the 1748 wrecking of the British warship HMS Fowey, and Alligator Reef, where the schooner USS Alligator met her demise in 1822. Floridaas Shipwrecks utilizes captivating images to illustrate dramatic stories of danger and peril at sea, introducing readers to a fascinating cross-section of Floridaas shipwreck history.

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