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Coffins of the brave : lake shipwrecks of the War of 1812 / edited by Kevin J. Crisman ; with Walter Rybka, Kenneth Cassavoy, Christopher R. Sabick, LeeAnne Gordon, Sara Hoskins, Erich Heinold, Jonathan Moore, Christopher Amer, Eric Emery, Erika Washburn, and Arthur B. Cohn

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Editor of compilation:
Crisman, Kevin James 1959-  Search this
United States Navy History  Search this
Great Britain Royal Navy History  Search this
Physical description:
415 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Great Lakes (North America)
United States
War of 1812
19th century
Introduction / Kevin J. Crisman -- The naval war of 1812 on the upper lakes / Kevin J. Crisman -- "We have met the enemy and they are ours": the US Navy brig Niagara / Walter Rybka -- "Cast away on the Canadian shore": the British brig General Hunter / Kenneth Cassavoy -- "A perfect masterpiece of workmanship": His Majesty's hired transport schooner Nancy / Christopher R. Sabick -- Echoes of a naval race: the Royal Navy schooners Tecumseth and Newash / LeeAnne Gordon, Sara Hoskins, and Erich Heinold -- The naval war of 1812 on Lake Ontario / Kevin J. Crisman -- Fore-and-afters at fifty fathoms: the wrecks of Hamilton and Scourge / Jonathan Moore -- "Anticipated laurels": the US brig Jefferson / Kevin J. Crisman -- Frontier frigates and a three-decker: wrecks of the Royal Navy's Lake Ontario squadron / Jonathan Moore -- "Smaller vessels are of no less consequence": the Browns Bay vessel / Christopher Amer -- The naval war of 1812 on Lake Champlain / Kevin J. Crisman -- "Lt. Cassin says there is a new boat near Vergennes": the US schooner Ticonderoga / Kevin J. Crisman -- "A perfect willingness to see the enemy on fair terms": the US Navy row galley Allen / Eric Emery -- "A remarkably fine looking vessel": the Royal Navy brig Linnet / Erika Washburn -- "It has again become necessary to add to our force on Lake Champlain": the US Navy brig Eagle / Kevin J. Crisman -- "I never see anything in this world like it!": the archaeological legacy of a naval battle / Arthur B. Cohn and Kevin J. Crisman -- Conclusions: "Coffins of the brave": two hundred years later / Kevin J. Crisman -- Appendix A. Principal dimensions, armament, and broadside weight of the ships built at Kingston in 1814 -- Appendix B. Prince Regent (Kingston) sailing qualities report, 1815 -- Appendix C. Principal timber scantlings (in inches) and wood species of the ships built at Kingston in 1814 -- Glossary
Naval architecture--History  Search this
Shipwrecks  Search this
Underwater archaeology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Naval operations  Search this
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