About the Delaware Shipwrecks Blog

Aboard ship after the 1888 blizzard

The Blizzard of 1888 crippled ships in Lewes Harbor

This blog is about the creation of freelance writer Pam George’s book Delaware’s Sunken Treasures:  Shipwrecks along the Delaware Coast. At least, that is the working title as of January 2010. The waters off the Delaware coast are a graveyard for ships that fell victim to storms, collisions, U-boats and simple human error.  Weather, as evidenced by effects of the Blizzard of 1888, was a major factor for sailing ships in the 17th, 18th and early 20th centuries.

In part, this is also a blog about creating a blog and promoting the book, which is the author’s first.  The book is scheduled for a June 2010 release.

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2 Responses to “About the Delaware Shipwrecks Blog”

  1. Life On The Edges Says:

    Know anything about this up just south of Woodland Beach?
    http://lifeontheedges.com/tag/shipwreck/

    • delshipwrecks Says:

      Awesome photos. Woodland Beach used to be quite the resort stop for steamships, and it looks to me like the wood might have formed a pier. There was a shipwreck near the Ship John Shoal Light location. The light was named for the Ship John, which was mired in ice and torn apart by strong winds in 1797. In 1915, an Argentine ship struck the barge Enterprise off the coast of New Castle. I’m still investigating that one. Other than that I’ve not run across too many that far north. Here is a site created by a Woodland Beach resident who might know about the ruins. Would be interested to know if you find out anything. I’ll also e-mail them.
      http://www.woodlandbeach.net/

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