Thousands Of Shipwrecks Off Cape Cod So Many Ships Have Piled Up On The Hidden Sand Bars Off The Coast Between Chatham And Provincetown That Those Fifty Miles Of Sea Have Been Called An Ocean Graveyard Containing An Estimated , Shipwrecks Including That Of The Whydah Gally, The Famed Pirate Ship Of Black Sam Bellamy That Went Down With Over Tons Of Gold, Silver, Jewels And Other Treasures Off Marconi Beach In Fact, Between Truro And Wellfleet Alone, According To The US Lifesaving Service, There Had Been Than , Wrecks From Until The Cape Cod Canal Was Opened In Ship Ashore When A Storm Struck The Cape In The Early Days, No One Was Surprised To Hear The Alarm Ship Ashore All Hands Perishing The Townspeople Would Turn Out On The Beach, But Usually The Surf Was Too High For Them To Attempt A Rescue And By The Time The Storm Was Over, There Was Usually No One Alive To Rescue The First Recorded Wreck The First Recorded Wreck Was The Sparrow Hawk Which Ran Aground At Orleans In After Successfully The Sailing Than , Miles From England To Cape Cod The People Aboard The Tiny Ft Craft Were Able To Get Ashore Safely, And The Ship Was Repaired But, Before It Could Set Sail, The Ship Was Sunk By Another Storm, Buried In The Sand, And Wasn T Seen For Over Two Hundred Years In , After Storms Had Shifted The Sands Again, The Skeleton Of The Sparrow Hawk Reappeared Briefly So The Ocean Takes And Gives Back And Takes Again The Ribs Of The Ship Are Now On Display At The Cape Cod Maritime Museum The Stories Of Heroism, Bravery, Treachery, Valor And Sadness Behind The Scores Of Shipwrecks Are Chronicled Here In Graphic Detail
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- 204 pages
- Cape Cod Shipwrecks
- Theodore Parker Burbank
- 01 June 2018 Theodore Parker Burbank