By Archibald Duncan
314 pages Paperback Germinal Productions 2004 978-1900355292
Originally published two hundred years ago, The mariner's Chronicle was the first comprehensive collection of disasters at sea in the English language and was an immediate best seller. Now made newly available, these stories of suffering and survival will have lost none of their resonance for all those interested in maritime history.
This work would be enjoyed by fans of the age of sail. Viewers to television shows such as Lost and Survivor would do well to read this book to see what it truly meant to have survived a shipwreck with little or no chance of rescue.