Last September a ship was discovered on the bottom of an Arctic bay, solving a more than 170-year-old mystery — the fate of Sir John Franklin, his ships Erebus and Terror, and his 128 crewmembers, who left England in 1845 to seek the Northwest Passage.
Andrew Halcrow was in his 20s when he built Elsi Arrub, a 32-foot ketch, and sailed her around the world with his brother, a voyage that took five years.
In Around Cape Horn Once More, Paul W. Simpson tells the story of Montebello, a French-built clipper ship that was lost off Australia in 1906.
Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated 1914-17 Antarctic expedition is one of maritime history’s most incredible survival stories.
The sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912, may be the most thoroughly researched and chronicled maritime disaster in history, but we know little about one of the event’s major players — Sir Arthur Henry Rostron, captain of the Carpathia. His ship responded to the Titanic’s distress signal, rescued 700 survivors and took them to New York.
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