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Uncovering the history and personal stories behind the ships and the individuals lost in the lesser known disasters of the 19th and 20th century. From the nor-easters that created havoc off the American coast to the ships lost by fire journeying from England to Australia, we research why so many tempted the Fates and ventured upon the high seas.

Uncovering the history and personal stories behind the ships and the individuals lost in the lesser known disasters of the 19th and 20th century. From the nor-easters that created havoc off the American coast to the ships lost by fire journeying from England to Australia, we research why so many tempted the Fates and ventured upon the high seas.
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Uncovering the history and personal stories behind the ships and the individuals lost in the lesser known disasters of the 19th and 20th century. From the nor-easters that created havoc off the American coast to the ships lost by fire journeying from England to Australia, we research why so many tempted the Fates and ventured upon the high seas.

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English


Episodes

The John Minturn-Epilogue

10/15/2018
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The burials of two ships captains and the New York Pilots Association's tribute to Thomas Freeborn.

Duration:00:06:06

The John Minturn-Episode 12

10/14/2018
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Investigation: The New Jersey "whitewash" of the events concerning the John Minturn disaster.

Duration:00:10:13

The John Minturn-Episode 11

10/14/2018
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Unprincipled Wretches: The U.S. press stigmatizes the "barbarians" of the New Jersey coast.

Duration:00:05:37

The John Minturn-Episode 10

10/14/2018
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Aftermath: Once the storm headed north, it left behind a trail of destruction along the eastern seaboard. The most destruction was reserved for the New Jersey coast and the John Minturn. Accounts of the Minturn's final moments are accounted for as well as the victims of the disaster. In particular the New York pilot, Thomas Freeborn body is recovered and morned by the pilot's association. The beginnings of criticisms reach the press.

Duration:00:05:37

The John Minturn-Episode 9

10/14/2018
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Sunday, February 15th After disembarking from New Orleans in January, the John Minturn approaches the entrance to New York harbor. There Captain Stark awaits for a Sandy Hook pilot to escort his vessel into port. When a New York pilot boat approaches in the early morning offering assistance, Stark rudely rejects them preferring to wait for a Sandy Hook pilot. Because of the rejection, the John Minturn is captured in the clutches of the storm that will claim the vessel and become the...

Duration:00:09:35

The John Minturn-Episode 8

10/8/2018
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The John Minturn departs New Orleans and approaches New York Harbor on Saturday, February 14th. As New York pilot, Thomas Freeborn motions to come aboard, Captain Stark rejects the offer and awaits a Sandy Hook pilot. Stark abhors the New York pilots and considers them unqualified for the job. After an eight hour wait off the New Jersey coast and no sign of a Sandy Hook pilot, Stark reluctantly signals for Freeborn to come aboard the John Minturn. By now the storm is starting to gather...

Duration:00:13:28

The John Minturn-Episode 7

10/8/2018
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Mounting Casualties-Continued The loss of the Lotty and the Alabama in the John Minturn Storm of 1846

Duration:00:08:53

The John Minturn-Episode 6

10/6/2018
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Mounting Casualties: The first list of maritime casualties is discussed: The Mary Ellen The Pioneer The Register The Arkansas The Antares The New Jersey

Duration:00:12:00

The John Minturn-Episode 5

10/6/2018
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Undiminished Violence-Reports along the eastern seaboard of the coming nor'easter of February 1846. Reports from South Carolina,Virginia,Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts document the storm's ferocity.

Duration:00:12:22

The John Minturn-Episode 4

9/30/2018
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In Episode 4 we learn of the pilots and their boats who assist vessels navigating into New York Harbor. The hazards (then and now) are many: shifting sands, submerged shipwrecks, frequent fogs, etc. We discover the losse regulation of pilots during the early 19th century and the confusion it caused incoming ships. Part 2 of Episode 4 introduces us to the ship the John Minturn; its dimensions, construction and "enrollment" and a history of its voyages prior to its fateful trip in February...

Duration:00:14:47

The John Minturn Storm of 1845-Introduction (Episode 1)

9/23/2018
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Intro The year 1845 was disturbingly quiet on the east coast of the United States; neither a hurricane nor a tropical storm had made an appearance. However, the residents along the coast knew that there would be 'hell to pay" when ’46 arrived. The John Minturn storm was extraordinary both in terms of reach and severity. In Salem, Mass: "Drifts 15 to 20 feet are said to be piled up." In New Bedford, Mass: "The quantity of snow is said to be greater than at any time previous in...

Duration:00:03:50

The John Minturn- (Episode 3)

9/23/2018
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How twenty two sailors from two recent shipwrecks-the schooner Van Buren and the 415 ton Cherokee-found themselves aboard the ill-fated John Minturn when she left New Orleans on January 24, 1846. The previous year, 1845, was noteworthy in U.S. History. The U.S. Naval Academy was established, the SS Great Britain made her maiden voyage and a fire in Pittsburg spurred the development of a new kind of bridge construction.

Duration:00:11:13

Poem-The John Minturn (Episode 2)

9/15/2018
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The year 1845 was disturbingly quiet on the east coast of the United States; neither a hurricane nor a tropical storm had made an appearance. However, the residents along the coast knew that there would be 'hell to pay" when ’46 arrived. It didn't take long before a wicked nor'easter battered the entire coastline in February. The storm reached inland from Savannah, Georgia to Syracuse, New York where snow was "piled in heaps of all imaginable shapes and dimensions" while barometer...

Duration:00:02:32

Introduction - The Forgotten and Found

9/3/2018
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Uncovering the history and personal stories behind the ships and the individuals lost in the lesser known disasters of the 19th and 20th century. From the nor-easters that created havoc off the American coast to the ships lost by fire journeying from England to Australia, we research why so many tempted the Fates and ventured upon the high seas.

Duration:00:01:52