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WHALERS, WHARVES AND WARFARE:
PEOPLE AND EVENTS THAT SHAPED PIGEON POINT
Glencannon Press Maritime Books – May 2017

The people who lived, worked, and sometimes died at Pigeon Point left an indelible imprint.
They included mountain men, dairymen, shore whalers, ship masters, sawmill operators,
sailors who protected our shores and women who braved the sea. It is their human
experiences that provide us with the tower’s true story.

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WHALERS, WHARVES AND WARFARE
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PIRATES, PINNACLES & PETTICOATS:
SHIPWRECKS OF POINT PINOS & MONTEREY BAY
Glencannon Press Maritime Books – March 2015

A lighthouse built in 1855 along the inspiring shoreline of Point Pinos still stands as the oldest
active beacon on the Pacific. It is a site brimming with a rich history of shipwrecks, daring
adventurers, notorious smugglers, intriguing authors, gritty sea captains, and the first women
lighthouse keepers of the West Coast.

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PIRATES, PINNACLES & PETTICOATS
Reviews

"By bringing life back to ships, their captains and crews, passengers, and communities affected
by a ship’s demise, the author gives us a gift. She gives us back a bit of our American heritage."
(Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary)

"This is a very nice history of maritime events centered on Monterey Bay. It's easy but
informative to read, and would be a great gift to anyone interested in California maritime
history."
(Power Ships)

"The author offers readers a fascinating glimpse into California before statehood, the
oldest active lighthouse on the Pacific Coast, and Monterey's very rich human history."
(Half Moon Bay Review)

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SEA OF TROUBLES:
THE LOST SHIPS OF POINT SUR
Glencannon Press Maritime Books – April 2012

Point Sur is a lofty monolith surrounded by massive offshore boulders, dangerous reefs, and
swift currents. Its troubled seas doomed many fine ships to destruction. Even a lighthouse,
thought impossible to build, could not end further tragedy. The shipwrecks chronicled in these
pages are vivid symbols of our maritime heritage and of our timeless connection with the sea.

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Sea of Troubles
Reviews

"The author’s strength rests in her reliance on the human stories of the disasters. She deliberately
writes anecdotally, keeping alive the storytelling traditions of the sea."
(Sea History Magazine)

"This book kept my interest as I read page after page of fascinating text. I couldn't put the book down.
It was obvious that the author had done an immense amount of research. She outdid herself with this one!"
(Lighthouse Digest)

"This is an excellent book that is nicely illustrated. It will hold your interest regardless of
which coast you favor."
(Power Ships)

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HARD LUCK COAST:
THE PERILOUS REEFS OF POINT MONTARA
Glencannon Press Maritime Books – April 2010

Standing only thirty feet tall, Point Montara's tiny stature belies an adventurous maritime heritage.
Having stood on the Atlantic and Pacific Coast, the tower is America's only sentinel to have witnessed
shipwrecks on two shores. Each shipwreck represents a separate, yet integrated piece of history, linking
us to the world as it was once.

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Hard Luck Coast
Reviews

"Here's a book by a master storyteller, told with great authority, pathos, and skill. The history of these
doomed ships all comes alive with deft charm, attention to detail, and a novelist's flare for high drama."
(Sea Classics Magazine)

"The depth of research is readily apparent, and the efficiency with which the information is delivered is
remarkable. Perhaps even more impressive is the author's ability to put the faces with the names of the
heroes, heroines, and villains of the many dramas."
(Wreck & Rescue Journal)

"This book is 180 pages of engagingly written, fact-rich prose, spiced up with old photos. The author's
personable, detailed style brings alive the ships and the times."
(Half Moon Bay Review)

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SHIPWRECKS, SCALAWAGS, AND SCAVENGERS:
THE STORIED WATERS OF PIGEON POINT
Glencannon Press Maritime Books – October 2007

Pigeon Point is the site of an historic lighthouse and a rich maritime heritage. Vessels of all types -
clipper ships, barks, schooners, steamers – fell victim to Pigeon Point's unpredictable weather and rocky
shoreline. If it's true that every ship has her own soul, then every shipwreck has a spirit waiting to be
rediscovered. It's a voyage worth taking.

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Shipwrecks, Scalawags, and Scavengers
Reviews

"The author's comfort with descriptive words and phrases mean pleasure for the reader. Her photo-rich
book is a worthy addition to your collection of local history books."
(June Morrall, Author and Historian)

"…100 years of maritime magic between 1853 and 1953. It chronicles the shipwrecks in those waters
in an informal, conversational style, peppered with old photographs and sketches that give a sense
of time and place…"
(Half Moon Bay Review)

"The book is full of suspense, colorful lingo, and tons of information"
(Between the Tides)

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