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12305. (newspaper) Spring Storms Add Peril to Shipwreckers’ Toil

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12305. (newspaper) Spring Storms Add Peril to Shipwreckers’ Toil

12305. (newspaper) Spring Storms Add Peril to Shipwreckers’ Toil. New-York Tribune. April 18, 1915. ¾ page article looks at the life of the shipwrecker along the Atlantic Coast. Unlike the “wreckers” of old, these shipwreckers are called upon in emergencies, in any weather, to aid vessels damaged or in distress, to salvage the vessel or its cargo, to pull her off bars and much more. Lengthy account looks at the lives and work of these men of the sea. Includes two photos of the British bark Invermey ashore near the Mantaaking (Mantoloking) Life-Saving Station on New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay, and a steamer foundering along the coast. Excellent reference and reading. Full page has been encased in plastic for protection. (VG). $32.