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Shipwrecks around Port Phillip Heads


  • Model: oce-ent-Don-Love-9780975070123
  • Brand: Oceans Enterprises
  • ISBN: 9780975070123

Product Description

Shipwrecks around Port Phillip Heads: No. 3 in the Victorian shipwreck series

by Don Love.

Don Love has continued with his superb books on Victorian shipwrecks with the third of what will be a six volume series. This volume explores the fate of sixty-six vessels lost along the coast from Cape Schanck to Barwon Heads between 1840 and 1945. (It does not include the majority of losses within Port Phillip, although the Eliza Ramsden is included, sunk within the bay after hitting the reef at the entrance - as is the Hurricane, same scenario). The popular George Roper, Hollyhead, Sierra Nevada, are included, and the William Salthouse, within the bay. Entries are in chronological order of loss; there is also a ship index. Once again the author includes excellent drawings of artifacts, and many underwater photographs, as well as historic images. Each entry concludes with a comprehensive reference list for primary research, or simply more information. The pictorial glossary is also of value. Another definitive work on Victorian shipwrecks.

  • Hardcover
  • dust jacket
  • 164 pages
  • ISBN: 9780975070123

(10/16 LRB)