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Women and Children Last The Burning of the Emigrant Ship Cospatrick Charles R Clark
PB medium Size 2006 First Edition 174 pages brilliant overall Ex Lib. condition, although DW cover slight rubbed, marked, bumped shelf wear, secondhand book, this is a carefully selected pre-loved book.
Sea Safety, a common & general problem, Sea travel early days 19th century, Revealing, insightful, extremely informative covering wide range & variety aspects & issues A sea voyage in the nineteenth century was not for the faint-hearted. Every year hundreds were on rock bound coasts or in deep oceans, lost at sea to fire the most feared end. The New Zealand-bound emigrant ship Cospatrick was lost in worst shipboard fire of the era. Nearly 500 people died when the elderly sailing vessel burned & sank in South Atlantic 1874. Few survived, desperate battle to quench the flames, huge death toll as the vessel was being abandoned & acts of cannibalism in the one lifeboat that remained afloat. Based on extensive research carried out in Britain, New Zealand & Australia which relates to the story & history of the Cospatrick fire & its survivors, & lots more, illustrated maritime history, travel, early pioneers, settlers, sea travel, sailing, voyage, survival,

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