The Jane Gray

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The Jane Gray

The Italian Prince and the Shipwreck That Forever Changed the History of Seattle

Authored by Michelle Merritt
Edition: 1

The Italian Prince and the Shipwreck That Forever Changed the History of Seattle.

A tale of corruption, deceit, and hope: Funded by Prince Luigi of Italy, Major Ingraham set sail for the Alaska gold fields in the spring of 1898. Three days after the schooner Jane Gray departed from Seattle, the ship went down in a moderate gale - hardly a storm that should sink a "staunch and seaworthy" whaler in a "hatful of wind." Of the famous people on board, only twenty-seven survived. In the aftermath of the wreck, the entire community was shocked and grief-stricken. Some of the survivors mounted a search for the missing, while others sought restitution from the powerful MacDougall and Southwick outfitting firm. Ownership of the vessel came into question and a nasty, protracted legal battle ensued, revealing fraud, deceit and corruption at every turn. Rumors and speculation as to the cause of the disaster consumed conversations around the world. She'd been wrecked before. Was she a "hoo-doo," cursed with sailor's superstition? Or were MacDougall and Southwick at fault?

Publication Date:
1482641712 / 9781482641714
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Historical / General

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