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The Wreckers: The Florida Keys

The Wreckers: The Florida Keys (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Viele, John

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True stories of Keys wreckers, the daring seamen who saved lives and property from ships cast up on the Florida reef in the passage south of the Florida Keys, one of the most dangerous in the world, having claimed thousands of ships and lives. In the 1850s, the heyday of the wrec...kers, ships were piling up on the reef at the rate of nearly one a week. Salvaging these wrecks was a highly competitive and hazardous gamble of the lives, limbs, and vessels of the wreckers against an often elusive gain.
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ISBN 9781561644964
Released NZ 1 May 2011
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Florida Keys (part: Volume 3)
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781561644964
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Imprint Pineapple Press Inc.,U.S.
Released 1 May 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Viele, John
Series Florida Keys (part: Volume 3)
Category American History
Number of Pages 226
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 975.941
Weight 340g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Florida Keys (Fla.), Florida Keys (Fla.) - History, Florida Keys (Fla.) - Social life and customs, Wreckers (Plunderers of ships)
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade