The Resource The ship, the Saint, and the sailor : the long search for the legendary Kad'yak, (ebook)

The ship, the Saint, and the sailor : the long search for the legendary Kad'yak, (ebook)

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The ship, the Saint, and the sailor : the long search for the legendary Kad'yak
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The ship, the Saint, and the sailor
Title remainder
the long search for the legendary Kad'yak
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eng
Summary
The true story about a shipwreck discovery, exciting explorations, broken alliances, and returning a lost piece of Alaskan history. Since its sinking in 1860 while transporting a valuable cargo of ice, the Kad'yak ship had remained submerged underwater and faded in Alaska's memory, covered by the legend of an experienced but perhaps rusty sailor and a broken promise to a saint. At the time the ship had been under command of the well-recognized Captain Illarion Arkhimandritov, who had sailed in Alaskan waters for years. It seemed a simple task when he was asked to placate superstitions and honor the late Father Herman, or Saint Herman, on his next visit to Kodiak Island. But Arkhimandritov failed to keep his promise, and shortly thereafter the Kad'yak met its demise in the very waters the captain should have been most familiar with-leaving just the mast above the water in the shape of the cross, right in front of the saint's grave. Presumed gone or else destroyed, it wasn't until 143 years later that the Kad'yak was found. In this riveting memoir, scientist Bradley Stevens tells all about the incredible discovery and recovery of the ship-deciphering the sea captain's muddled journal, digging through libraries and other scientists' notes, boating over and around the wreck site in circles. Through careful documentation, interviews, underwater photography, and historical research, Stevens recounts the process of finding the Kad'yak, as well as the tumultuous aftermath of bringing the legendary ship's story to the public-from the formed collaborations to torn partnerships to the legal battles. An important part of Alaska's history told from Stevens's modern-day sea expedition, The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor reveals one of the oldest known shipwreck sites in Alaska discovered and its continuing story today
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Midwest
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Stevens, Bradley Gene
Dewey number
930.1028/04
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Underwater archaeology
  • Underwater exploration
  • Shipwrecks
  • Electronic books
  • Kodiak Island Borough (Alaska)
  • Alaska
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adult
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The ship, the Saint, and the sailor : the long search for the legendary Kad'yak, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781513261393
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12188676
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remote
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12188676
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MWT12188676
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The ship, the Saint, and the sailor : the long search for the legendary Kad'yak, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781513261393
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12188676
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12188676
System control number
MWT12188676
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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