Thousands flock to
the beautiful coastline along Penobscot Bay every year, but the dark sea has
often turned treacherous. Temperamental skies become stormy without notice;
violent gales challenge even the most seasoned captains. Craggy rocks can be
virtually invisible to oncoming vessels, like the Alice E. Clark, which simply strayed off course in good weather.
Other ships, like the Governor Bodwell
and Royal Tar, were destroyed by
fire. But not all of the ships were a total loss—some were repaired and resumed
life under different names. Local author Harry Gratwick explores some of
Penobscot Bay’s most historic and dramatic shipwrecks, from what caused the
wrecks to what happened during those fateful moments when the ships were going
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.