Keeper James new book ‘Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks’ now available

By on March 30, 2020

Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks: Dramatic Rescues and Fantastic Wrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic Hardcover  | by James D. Charlet

From Globe Pequot Press, is now available at major booksellers nationwide and most local bookstores.

Unlike conventional shipwreck books which are simply arranged chronologically, this is a themed-collection: The Well-Known, The Lesser-Known, The Hardly Known, some Dramatic Failures and the Mysterious. Some specific wrecks – the Tiger, the USS Huron, the SS Central America – so impacted our history as to forever alter our fate. All are true stories more about the rescues than the wrecks; the real-life human drama of shipwreck victims and their heroic lifesavers. In their time, the men of the United States Life-Saving Service responded to over 178,000 lives in peril from the sea; of which they saved over 177,000. Yet America forgot these peaceful heroes. These eye-opening accounts correctly reveal America’s Forgotten Heroes – the United States Life-Saving Service, predecessor of today’s United States Coast Guard.

“James Charlet has written a masterpiece that not only preserves the heroism of the brave surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Stations but reveals little-known maritime history,” Martha Battle Jackson, Chief Curator, Division of State Historic Sites and Properties, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.

It is available nationally at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Good Reads, Google Books, Target Thrift Books, Books-A-Million and internationally in England, Canada, Norway, Holland, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, as far as I know. Also, of course, at local independent bookstores. 


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