Large, wooden hulled schooners graced the seas of coastal Maine for than a century as vessels of trade and commerce With the advent of steam powered craft, however, these elegant four , five or six masted wooden ships became obsolete and vanished from the harbors and horizons The Edward Lawrence, the last of the six masters, became her own funeral pyre in Portland Harbor, burning to ash before everyone s eyes The Carroll A Deering washed ashore with no trace of her crew, empty as a ghost ship except for three cats and a pot of pea soup still cooking on the stove In this testament to the beauty of the Maine coastal region, maritime history enthusiast Ingrid Grenon tells the story of these magnificent relics of the bygone Age of Sail and celebrates the people who devoted their lives to the sea....
|Title||:||Lost Maine Coastal Schooners: From Glory Days to Ghost Ships|
|Publisher||:||The History Press April 23, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
|File Size||:||790 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Lost Maine Coastal Schooners: From Glory Days to Ghost Ships Reviews
Very nice book! Well written and interesting reading , especially because my mom's side of the family was from an island off the coast of Portland Maine and I spent a lot of time there. I now live in Hampton roads Virginia so many of the areas referenced in the book I am very familiar with. I only wish the book was longer.
Informative and with engaging detail.
This was a quick and easy book to read. I found the information fascinating and reading this book leaves me wanting to learn more.
Good reference book lots of Maine references. Too short too little information. earlier book was a better read. Love the subject
Bought this book for a friend, but could not resist a quick read.
I was hesitant to read this book because I am not that into maritime stories, but living in New England for 4 years now I felt I should know a bit about the history. Once I started I could not put it down. The author captivated the time of the schooners and lives of the crew. Details that I could never have imagined brought the book to life. Well worth reading - historical and full of color.
This book is fascinating, educational and brilliant. The author, Ingrid Grenon, brings you into the crews lives, their struggles in many areas and, of bringing their families onboard the schooners. The author also interjects her own family experiences allowing this book to be a page turner and not the ususal "dry" history so many books of this type have. I highly recommend this book and would like to see it used in schools as an educational tool.
This book surprised me totally. I expected a typical historical type book but it was alive with color and stories and kept me intrigued throughout. It gives a wonderful insight into that era and especially of interest was what went on during the World War. A really worthwhile read for adults and kids.