Deadly Shipwrecks of the Powhattan & New Era on the Jersey by Captain Robert F. Bennett,Susan Leigh Bennett,Commander

By Captain Robert F. Bennett,Susan Leigh Bennett,Commander Timothy R. Dring

In 1854, horrendous shipwrecks happened off the recent Jersey coast. The Powhattan and the hot period have been either American-flag crusing packet ships sporting hopeful eu immigrants to new lives in the US. The ships ran aground at the offshore sandbars alongside the coastline among Sandy Hook and Little Egg Inlet, claiming the lives of many passengers and team. The magnificent casualties ultimately caused calls from the general public and politicians for reforms to the approach for rescues that the government had in position. The tragedies eventually led to adjustments that avoided numerous related deaths. This specific and gripping account bargains minute-by-minute information of the lethal wrecks, their motives and their ultimate outcomes.

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