Publisher: Putnam Adult; First Edition edition (December 2, 2002)
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For twenty-three years, Clive Cussler's NUMA®-the nationwide Underwater & Marine Agency-has scoured the rivers and seas looking for misplaced ships of historical value. His groups were inundated by way of tidal waves, and beset via the vagaries of guy and nature, however the results-and the tales at the back of them-have frequently been dramatic: The 2000 elevating of the accomplice submarine Hunley made nationwide headlines. the following, then, are truer stories of sea- and land-going adventures, as Cussler and his crews got down to music down historical past. The recognized ghost send Mary Celeste, stumbled on floating off the Azores in 1872 with out one on board; the Carpathia, the send that rescued the monstrous survivors and was once itself misplaced to U-boats six years later; L'Oiseau Blanc, the plane that nearly beat The Spirit of St. Louis around the Atlantic earlier than disappearing within the Maine woods-all those, plus steamboats, ironclads, a seventeenth-century flagship, a undeniable well-known PT boat, or even a dirigible, end up tantalizing pursuits as Cussler demonstrates back that fact will be "at least as enjoyable, and occasionally stranger, than fiction" (Men's Journal).