Dennis M. Powers maritime papers

Title

Dennis M. Powers maritime papers

Subject

Shipwrecks

Description

The Dennis M. Powers papers contain research materials including interviews and notes used in the authorship of several books. These materials informed Mr. Powers writing including: "The Raging Sea" published in 2005, "Treasure Ship" published in 2006, "Sentinel of the Seas" published in 2007, "Taking the Sea" published in 2009, and "Tales of the Seven Seas: Escapades of Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien"

Creator

Powers, Dennis M.

Source

MSS 043 Dennis M. Powers maritime papers

Publisher

Southern Oregon University. Library

Date

1962-2000s

Rights

Under Copyright: See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
For fair use/educational reproduction, please provide the following credit: Courtesy of Southern Oregon University Hannon Library."

Format

Personal narratives

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Dennis M. Powers maritime papers, MSS043

Coverage

Northwest, Pacific

Collection Items

Crescent City dock
"When the tsunami assalted the shore, it was like a violent explosion. Everywhere we looked, buildings, cars, lumber, and boats shifted around like crazy. The whole beachfront moved, changing before our eyes," Peggy Coons, lighthouse keeper.

Crescent City fire
"One of the 50,000-gallon tanks of the Bulk Tank Farm was a barrel of flames and smoke," Bill Whippo. "I was swimming through the tops of willowy trees...I can't remember being so cold and so tired." Bill Whippo moved to Crescent City from Ancorage…

Crescent City home
"When daylight began to creep in, I could see that one whole corner of the room had been tore off. I could see rocks and mud outside. In all, my home had traveled three blocks," Mabel Martin. Mabel was in bed with the flu when the tsunami arrived.…

Crescent City street view
The photographs document the 1964 tsunami in Crescent City, CA. and can be paired with personal narratives such as Peggy Sullivan's."The water was so swift that I couldn't hold on to my son [Gary, 9], and he was swept away. I fell with the baby…
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