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Books by Clark, Charles

Women and Children Last: The Burning of the Emigrant Ship Cospatrick

ISBN: 978 1 877372 14 8

A sea voyage in the nineteenth century was not for the faint-hearted. The hazards were many and accidents commonplace. Of the ways a ship might meet its end, destruction by fire was perhaps the most feared. Wooden sailing vessels were particularly vulnerable and without breathing apparatus it was next to impossible to fight a fire below decks.