This book showcases the heart-beating salvages and “wondrous death-defying finales” (Kirkus Reviews) by the important wreckers. Readers will see how innovation marched to change the maritime world, and as the most acclaimed wrecker, Captain T.P.H. Whitelaw, observed: “A terrible, always hungry monster, with long white teeth is the sea. A smiling witch one day—a monster the next.”
Published: June 15, 2011.
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Captain Benjamin Rundel struggles with ship wreckers and the capture of the wrong ship after a peace treaty has been signed. He is sent to the Caribbean with a crew of 'goalies' who want no part of sailing or war. He and his friend, Tom, end up chasing gold in Australia with endless adventures and mighty ice bergs in the Antarctic. Book 7 of 9 in the Rundel series; 1806-1809.