In Our Waters & Beyond : Volume 1
In Our Waters & Beyond provides a virtual voyage into the rich maritime past of our local waters and far beyond. This collection of thirty "spun yarns" of the deep highlights Grohman's "dives" into the archives to bring many lost or forgotten aspects of maritime history back to the "surface." Included are short histories that highlight rum running, an attempted assassination of a New York City mayor, heroic rescues by the U.S. Life-Saving Service and U.S. Coast Guard, various ship histories, lost aircraft, the dangers of deep sea diving and exploration, palatial yachts of the rich and famous, and so much more. Includes a host of archive photographs, postcards, and original drawings culled from various sources and the archives of the Underwater Historical Research Society. Copious footnotes and a detailed source listing for each chapter are also included. Prepare for your immersion into the deep. As you turn the first page you will soon be "plunged" into the history of our waters and well beyond!
- Electronic book text
- 13 Sep 2011
- Morrisville, NC, United States