Book Review-‘Coffins of the Brave: Lake shipwrecks of the War of 1812’ by Kevin J. Crisman (ed.)

By John R.Grodzinski, published November 2020

Abstract

The Royal Navy and the US Navy devoted considerable resources in creating sizeable freshwater fleets during the Anglo-American War of 1812; so it comes as little surprise that interest in the wrecks of the warships that were lost, scuttled or abandoned on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain is strong with nautical archaeologists. The 14 essays in Coffins of the Brave present the results of archaeological and historical studies on the construction, service histories, and fates of 16 vessels written by the individuals who carried out the field work and analysis…

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Filed under: War of 1812 | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Archaeology | Battles & Tactics | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

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