The Lost Hero of Cape Cod — Captain Asa Eldridge and the Maritime Trade that Shaped America

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The Lost Hero of Cape Cod — Captain Asa Eldridge and the Maritime Trade that Shaped America

15.00

by Vincent Miles

The story of one extraordinary mariner and of the struggle between the young United States and Great Britain for the dominance of transatlantic trade.
     Asa Eldridge, born in Yarmouth on Cape Cod, grew up to become one of the world's greatest skippers. He still holds the record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a sailing ship which he set in 1854. His fame spread far and wide and he soon was given command of Commodore Vanderbilt's private yacht. But his fate was sealed as he skippered one of the newest transatlantic steamships on a fateful crossing that foreshadowed the Titanic disaster half a century later.
$15. Available now at the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth office, the Cobbler Shop, or by mail – shipping and handling $4.00 for one copy, $4,50 for two in the same package (“book rate”).

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