Monday, February 07, 2005


Scotland's Historic Shipwrecks


by Colin Martin

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: B.T. Batsford (September 1, 1998)
ISBN: 071348327X
Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.4 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces.

Scotland's rugged coastline and stormy seas have claimed many ships.

This book focuses on some of the most famous whose remains have been discovered in the last thirty years. Included are the the Tobermory wreck of 1588, the El Gran Grifon of 1588, the Swan of 1653, the Dartmouth of 1690, the Kennermeland of 1664, and the Adelaar in 1728.

These disasters took place from the time of the Spanish Armada to the 18th century, and this is the mesmerizing tale of their rediscovery and the archaeological investigation on the sea floor.

Each shipwreck is set in its wider historical context.

The book includes 99 illustrations and 17 color photographs.

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