Publisher: Harcourt; 1 edition (October 15, 2001)
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whereas strolling via a cliff-top graveyard within the city of Morwenstow at the coast of Cornwall, the writer encounters a wood Scottish figurehead that when embellished the Caledonia, a boat wrecked at the English coast in 1842. via extra research, Seal starts to suspect the townspeople, and mainly the town's parson, Robert Hawker, for the Caledonia's dying at the jagged seashores less than. although not anyone has ever been delivered to court docket for "wrecking"-luring ships ashore to loot the cargo-it's a typically held trust that this kind of cruelty did happen. yet, is that what occurred in Morwenstow? Having meticulously researched maritime logs, broadsides of the day, and different first-hand records, Seal weaves historical past, travelogue, and imaginitive reconstruction into this extraordinary piece of detective paintings, bringing us a secret of the simplest kind-the kind that actually did occur.