Dorset’s coast is notorious for the number of ships which have been wrecked along its length. Vessels of every description have foundered on the rocks, ledges, beaches and bays that lie between Poole Harbour and Lyme Regis – victims of storm, fog, fire, human error and war. The waters off the Isle of Purbeck, Portland and the Chesil Beach are perhaps the most crowded graveyard in the Channel. Tragedy and heroism call the roll on tales of wrecks that embrace looting, the ‘Great Gales’ of 1824 and 1838, the arrival of steamships and submarines, and the two World Wars of the twentieth century.
138 x 204mm
Black and white illustrations throughout
ISBN 978 1 874 33659 4