TITLE

CHAPTER TWO: THE WRECKER CHRONICLES

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, & the True Story ;2009, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 2 of the book "Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships & the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains" is presented. It focuses on wreckers and wthe wrecking trade. The Florida Indians were the first wreckers. The word wrecking referred to the saving of crews, ships, and/or cargoes. Wrecking, sponging, fishing, and turtling were early industries in the Florida Keys. The wrecking operation was simple enough: Get aboard the distressed ship, contract with the captain for the reward, and then salvage the cargo.
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36211834

 

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