Gibbs, Jim. SHIPWRECKS IN PARADISE : AN INFORMAL MARINE HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

Marine & Cannon Books


£35.00




Seattle, 1st.ed., 1977. 183 pp., many photographs, drawings, etc. D.j., 27 x 22cm. Nr.FINE. The author looks across the Pacific to the beautiful island of Hawaii. Here he examines the shipwrecks in the area, interspersed with historical anecdotes of pirates and buccaneers, the impact of the old whaling ships on the island, the arrival of early steamers, local lighthouses, and the scars of battle. He recalls the many instances of shipwreck around Hawaii, both sail and steam, and provides rare photographs of ships and wrecks. The Hawaiian Islands where discovered by Cook in 1778 but the author speculates that the first settlers arrived c.600 A.D. Includes a number of square-riggers including the three-masted barques KAIULANI, HIGHLAND LIGHT and HESPER ; and the four-masted barque FALLS OF CLYDE.


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