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Shipwrecks of the Northeast Wall Map, Laminated

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Overview

Shipwrecks of the Northeast illustrates more than 5,400 known shipwrecks on the untamed Atlantic coast of New England (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island). From Rhode Islands' Narragansett Bay to Maine's St. Croix River, each wreck site is symbolized to define the class, type and name of vessel accompanied by the date of sinking. Icons also indicate whether a ship was lost due to conflict or natural causes.


Locations of lifesaving stations and lighthouses, along with navigational beacons are also marked. Bathymetric and coastal features are clearly labeled. Captions and drawings highlight unique historical events such as the infamous sinking of the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria off the coast of Nantucket in 1956. Wrecks featured on this map span from mid-1600s galleons to 20th-century naval ships, those lost in military conflict, foul weather, mutinies, unseen rocks, treacherous shoals, mechanical failures and a myriad of other events.


The map is encapsulated in heavy-duty 1.6 mil laminate which makes the paper much more durable and resistant to the swelling and shrinking caused by changes in humidity. Laminated maps can be framed without the need for glass, so the frames can be much lighter and less expensive.

Details

  • 36" x 28"
  • Scale = 1:723,000
  • Map Revised - 2011

Author Info

Robert E. Pratt is a 28-year, award-winning veteran of countless NGS map products, which include magazine page maps and supplements, wall maps, and atlas maps. In addition, he has worked for organizations such as The Conservation International, The Wilderness Society, Wildlife Management Institute, The U.S. Naval Academy, The Baltimore Museum of Industry, The Mariners’ Museum, and Maryland Historical Society.


Donald G. Shomette has worked with the U.S. Navy in providing the largest federal historic shipwreck inventory to date and has surveyed some of the oldest shipwreck fleets along the Atlantic coast. A well-known maritime archaeologist of Western Europe and the Western Hemisphere, he has been sponsored by the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service. Don has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the twice winner of the John Lyman Book Award for Best Maritime History.

About Our Maps

National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartography. Since 1888 the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. Founded in 1915 as the Map Department of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps is responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. Today, National Geographic Maps continues this mission by creating the world’s best wall maps, outdoor recreation maps, travel maps, atlases and globes that inspire people to care about and explore their world. A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. The Society's meticulous research and attention to detail have established an unparalleled standard of achievement.

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