The Sea Hunters II

The Sea Hunters II

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Penguin Putnam
For twenty-three years, Clive Cussler's NUMA®-the National Underwater & Marine Agency-has scoured the rivers and seas in search of lost ships of historic significance. His teams have been inundated by tidal waves, and beset by the vagaries of man and nature, but the results-and the stories behind them-have often been dramatic: The 2000 raising of the Confederate submarine Hunley made national headlines.

Here, then, are more true tales of sea- and land-going adventures, as Cussler and his crews set out to track down history. The famous ghost ship Mary Celeste, found floating off the Azores in 1872 with no one on board; the Carpathia, the ship that rescued the Titanic survivors and was itself lost to U-boats six years later; L'Oiseau Blanc, the airplane that almost beat The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic before disappearing in the Maine woods-all these, plus steamboats, ironclads, a seventeenth-century flagship, a certain famous PT boat, and even a dirigible, prove tantalizing targets as Cussler demonstrates again that truth can be "at least as fun, and sometimes stranger, than fiction" (Men's Journal).

Baker & Taylor
Collects accounts of the underwater discoveries made by the author and his team of volunteers dedicated to the exploration of historic wrecks, including the tale of the ghost ship Mary Celeste, the Carpathia, and other ships.

& Taylor

Collects the dramatic, true-life accounts of the remarkable underwater discoveries made by the author and his team of NUMA volunteers--a group dedicated to the exploration of historic wrecks--including the tale of the ghost ship Mary Celeste, the Carpathia, and other steamships, ironclads, a PT boat, a long-lost airplane, and a dirigible. 350,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780399149252
Branch Call Number: 930.1028 CUSSL
Characteristics: 446 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dirgo, Craig
Alternative Title: Sea hunters 2


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Jun 25, 2012

"We went over the grid with the magnetometer, it was extremely hot, we were dehydrated, we found a metal signal buried under 6 feet of sand (or mud, or whatever else), but we won't know for sure it's (insert name of wreck) until it's salvaged by others" There you go, multiply by 20 and you have the summary of the book


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