Heroes of the Goodwin Sands

Heroes of the Goodwin Sands

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"[...] Here you see a ship's ribs. This was the schooner laden with pipe-clay, out of which in a dangerous sea the captain and crew escaped in their own boat, as the lifeboat advanced to save them. Far away on the Sands you see the fluke of a ship's anchor, which from the shape when close to it we recognise to be a French pattern. With me stood the coxswain of the celebrated Deal lifeboat, Richard Roberts. Intently he gazed at the projecting anchor fluke-shaft and chain had long been sucked down into the Goodwins-and then, after a good long look all round, taking the bearings of the deadly thing, at last he said, 'What a dangerous thing on a dark[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 218g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507700962
  • 9781507700969