Strandings and Sinkings Shipwrecks in Manx Waters
NEW book on Manx Shipwrecks, published Feb 2024
by Ray Stanfield and Sara Goodwin
In the scheme of things, wrecks are wrong.
Ships should be forging out exploring new lands. Or carrying cargo across the seas. or harvesting fish. At the very least they should be floating. Perhaps this is why so many of us find wrecks fascinating. It may be because they are mute witnesses to great heroism (and occasionally great idiocy), or provide an insight into the lives of those who crewed them.
Or perhaps we find the martime history fascinating, or like the fact that they can provide homes for marine life. Of course, not all ships which founder, stay down. Many are refloated to sail again.
The waters around the Isle of Man are notoriously tricky, so much so that what became the RNLI was founded here. A book of wrecks in Manx waters could never be comprehensive, but this provides an illustrated cross section of the tragedies and triumphs of riding the waves.
84 pages, colour and b&w photos throughout