The high seas are sinister places, where powerful storms overwhelm unsuspecting ships and desperate sailors clash, often with tragic results. As Barbara Smith shows in this fascinating collection, many who die at sea soon return as ghosts and eerie premonitions that enrich the sea’s unparalleled mystery:
· flying in the face of sailors’ superstition, the Amazon was a ship that had her name changed-to the Mary Celeste. The ship vanished without a trace during a storm near the Azores
· aboard the majestic Queen Mary, now a converted hotel on the coast of California, baffled visitors hear desperate moans and tearing metal-ghostly remnants of a fatal collision many years ago
· sailors cringe upon spotting the Flying Dutchman-the most legendary omen on the high seas.