One lasting value of any shipwreck is the marvelous stories that come out of those terrible events. Ronald Caplan has collected a terrific batch of stories ranging from the gut-wrenching 1761 winter trek of survivors of the Auguste to John Angus Fraser’s hilarious 1955 adventures aboard the abandoned Kismet II. Walter Boudreau delivers his harrowing account adrift in a lifeboat while his companions died around him, and survivors of the Marine Atlantic Caribou ferry tell of being torpedoed by a Nazi submarine between Cape Breton and Newfoundland.

Filled with courage and humanity–stories of people determined to live, told by people determined to keep these stories alive.


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History, General History

Format: Paperback / softback

Dimensions: 180

ISBN: 9781926908052

SKU: BB0120

Publication Date: September 11th, 2017

Great Cape Breton Shipwreck Stories