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Shipwrecks Shipwrecks and the rocky coast of Maine are almost synonymous. Thousands of ships, and their crews, have met their end in the icy cold waters of the Maine coast. We have listed hundred of shipwrecks from Kittery to Quoddy Light and tell the stories of many. It is therefore quite natural to expect a book titled "Shipwrecks on the Maine Coast." It is less likely h Shipwrecks Shipwrecks and the rocky coast of Maine are almost synonymous. Thousands of ships, and their crews, have met their end in the icy cold waters of the Maine coast. We have listed hundred of shipwrecks from Kittery to Quoddy Light and tell the stories of many. It is therefore quite natural to expect a book titled "Shipwrecks on the Maine Coast." It is less likely however, to see a title such as "Pirates and Treasure in Maine." It is not usual to associate pirates with Maine - pirates were in the warm Caribbean - not in the foggy, cold waters of Maine - or were they? We have chronicled for you the many pirates, famous and not so famous, that have plied the coast of Maine for centuries. Who were the pirates of Maine? Why were they here? What might they have left behind, and why? Treasure Tales of where the pirates have buried their loot and places where some of it has been found are told in these pages. Has all the treasure been found? Gold, Silver and Jewels were not only buried by pirates but by merchants, farmers and others all over Maine. Why? - Because banks and other institutions were either not available, or not trusted. There's gold in them there streams! Yes, gold and valuable gems can be found in some of Maine's many streams and other locations. You may be surprised how accessible the valuable deposits are. We tell you where you might begin your search and find your own treasure.


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Shipwrecks Shipwrecks and the rocky coast of Maine are almost synonymous. Thousands of ships, and their crews, have met their end in the icy cold waters of the Maine coast. We have listed hundred of shipwrecks from Kittery to Quoddy Light and tell the stories of many. It is therefore quite natural to expect a book titled "Shipwrecks on the Maine Coast." It is less likely h Shipwrecks Shipwrecks and the rocky coast of Maine are almost synonymous. Thousands of ships, and their crews, have met their end in the icy cold waters of the Maine coast. We have listed hundred of shipwrecks from Kittery to Quoddy Light and tell the stories of many. It is therefore quite natural to expect a book titled "Shipwrecks on the Maine Coast." It is less likely however, to see a title such as "Pirates and Treasure in Maine." It is not usual to associate pirates with Maine - pirates were in the warm Caribbean - not in the foggy, cold waters of Maine - or were they? We have chronicled for you the many pirates, famous and not so famous, that have plied the coast of Maine for centuries. Who were the pirates of Maine? Why were they here? What might they have left behind, and why? Treasure Tales of where the pirates have buried their loot and places where some of it has been found are told in these pages. Has all the treasure been found? Gold, Silver and Jewels were not only buried by pirates but by merchants, farmers and others all over Maine. Why? - Because banks and other institutions were either not available, or not trusted. There's gold in them there streams! Yes, gold and valuable gems can be found in some of Maine's many streams and other locations. You may be surprised how accessible the valuable deposits are. We tell you where you might begin your search and find your own treasure.

34 review for Shipwrecks, Pirates and Treasure in Maine: Why Would Pirates Come to Maine? Where Is Their Treasure to Be Found? Shipwrecks Abound Alaong Maine's Rocky Coast

  1. 4 out of 5

    Stanley McShane

    Avast and Ahoy, Matey! The book written by Theodore Parker Burbank, "Shipwrecks, Pirates, Treasure in Maine" was an eye-opener. I can't find the research to explain why it seems the propensity of schooners to sink is over-whelmingly more so than your average yawl, ketch or cutter, but reading his book would tend to scare me off even a multi-million dollar yacht. There were, no doubt, many more schooners plying the world's oceans than barques or brigs. Originally, schooners were gaff-rigged, and t Avast and Ahoy, Matey! The book written by Theodore Parker Burbank, "Shipwrecks, Pirates, Treasure in Maine" was an eye-opener. I can't find the research to explain why it seems the propensity of schooners to sink is over-whelmingly more so than your average yawl, ketch or cutter, but reading his book would tend to scare me off even a multi-million dollar yacht. There were, no doubt, many more schooners plying the world's oceans than barques or brigs. Originally, schooners were gaff-rigged, and these were described often in my grandfather's sailing adventures. Schooners would commonly have two masts, although there again, the schooners described by my grandfather usually noted three. Popular because of their windward ability and speed, they were used for everything from traditional fishing to slaving and privateering--gulp!!--also described more than once by the same Stanley McShane. Of course, many were used to carry cargo, as varied as spices to lumber and were also comfortable on the high seas as well as coastal runs and large inland bodies of water. Ted Burbank takes us back to the beginning, describing the ships of the "Golden Age of Piracy" and debunks some pirate myths. Interesting chapters on pirates, including the famous Captain Kidd, who it turns out never really was a pirate! Burbank then takes us through the shipwrecks from the South Coast, Mid-Coast, and Penobscot Bay (New Ireland). While the focus of Burbank's book is of pirates, I loved the chapters on treasure in and off shore of Maine and the many neat pictures. It's obvious he spent a lot of time in research and pulled it all together in a fascinating study of pirates and their ships off the Maine coast. Enjoy watching those waves hit the beach? Love watching those ships? Can you smell that sea air? This book would benefit by a good proofreader, but it was a fun read!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Morgan

    This book is chock full of inaccuracies, misinformation, erroneous nomenclature, extended hyperbole, repetitive fluff and such glaring historical errors that one can gain a more accurate description of the life and times of Pirates from a 1930's comic book. The electronic version also has astonishing gaps in the text which seem to nearly triple the physical volume of the book, but the real issue lies in the haphazard and reckless swill that is presented as historic "fact" without qualification, This book is chock full of inaccuracies, misinformation, erroneous nomenclature, extended hyperbole, repetitive fluff and such glaring historical errors that one can gain a more accurate description of the life and times of Pirates from a 1930's comic book. The electronic version also has astonishing gaps in the text which seem to nearly triple the physical volume of the book, but the real issue lies in the haphazard and reckless swill that is presented as historic "fact" without qualification, inspection or even a surface glance by the writer or the editors. One humorous misspelling has one pirate being described as a "rouge" (try rogue), ships are described as freighters (which didn't exist), and there is a truly deplorable set of illustrations, one of which tries to pass off the silhouette of a late 15th century vessel as being from the 1850's. Please..... a third grader could have done a better job with this material. Perhaps there is some redeeming value in the shipwreck lists but this reader abandoned ship somewhere near the Cape Cod ghost and is being pursued by the ghosts of this travesty of a compendium.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Theodore Burbank

  4. 4 out of 5

    Caroline Anastasia Mccaskill

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Sternby

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sue

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    Pamela

  8. 4 out of 5

    Callie

  9. 4 out of 5

    Frederick Rotzien

  10. 4 out of 5

    Katie Harder-schauer

  11. 4 out of 5

    Adylure

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

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    Vykki

  14. 5 out of 5

    cherie

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    Malinda

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    Marilyn

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    Pam

  18. 5 out of 5

    Donna Schubert

  19. 5 out of 5

    Michele

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kaite

  21. 4 out of 5

    Emily

  22. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Woolems

  23. 5 out of 5

    Gracey Thomason

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    Sue

  25. 5 out of 5

    Alice

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

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    LLL Reads

  28. 4 out of 5

    SkipO

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jean Maxwell

  30. 4 out of 5

    Elaine Needelman

  31. 5 out of 5

    Coriander Warren

  32. 4 out of 5

    Erma Talamante

  33. 5 out of 5

    Max

  34. 4 out of 5

    David Bathurst

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