Table of contents for Taking the sea : perilous waters, sunken ships, and the true story of the legendary wrecker captains / by Dennis M. Powers.

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Contents
 Preface								ii	 
 Acknowledgments							vi 
1. Early Years								1
2. Wrecker Chronicles							19
3. San Francisco Bay Times						43
4. The Tragedy of Merritt¿s Circassian					62
5. Dynamite Johnny and the Umatilla					93 
6. Midwest and Coastal Operations					117
7. Success, Sealing, and the Arctic					145 
8. Failures Follow Accomplishment					176
9. Wrecks¿and a Ghost ship						195
10. No Reward without Risk						217 
11. Used Parts, Scrap, and a New Bow 		24
12. The Decade of the Great War						267
13. The Roaring Twenties							297
14. As Eras Change								322 
Partial Bibliography							339	
Index					 
 	

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Salvage -- United States -- History.
Shipwrecks -- United States -- History.
Ship captains -- United States -- History.