Publisher: Westholme Publishing; Reprint edition (March 28, 2014)
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“A obviously gripping event tale.”—Publishers Weekly “Powerful and extremely focused.”—Booklist “Tracy's pleasing narrative constitutes the 1st sleek account. A finely exact maritime history.”—Kirkus reports In 1825, the Kent, an East Indiaman, set sail from England for India with a team and approximately six hundred males, ladies, and youngsters on board. North of Spain, the send was once slammed via a ferocious gale, and whereas a sailor was once analyzing the carry for harm, his lantern ignited a cask of spirits. a fireplace fast erupted, or even with the determined expedient of commencing hatches and flooding the send, the hearth burned uncontrolled. As evening wore on, the send turned an inferno, with the flames relocating towards shops of gunpowder. At this element, everybody on board knew that they'd perish, they usually all started getting ready for his or her ghastly deaths. regardless of the raging tempest a sailor climbed one final time to the head of the Kent’s mainmast and—miraculously—a sail used to be sighted at the horizon. It used to be the Cambria, a small brig on its method to Mexico. The Cambria spied the burning Kent and during choice and dogged seamanship in towering seas, the little brig closed the doomed vessel. Launching their boats, the Kent’s and Cambria’s crews have been in a position to move the vast majority of the kids, ladies, and males to the brig and draw back ahead of the Kent exploded. Dangerously overloaded, the Cambria made the Cornish coast 3 days later. within the Miracle of the Kent: A story of braveness, religion, and fireplace, award-winning historian Nicholas Tracy reconstructs this amazing story via documents left by means of the individuals, revealing how these aboard the Kent confronted their deaths, and their reactions to being provided a moment probability. the tale of the Kent is either a page-turning event and an inspirational homage to the capability of the human spirit.