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The Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship
Jill FarinelliPaper: $19.95
The Palatine Wreck is an invaluable addition to any collection dealing with maritime history and the immigrant experience. Part of the Seafaring America series, it delves deeper into the true story of the fateful journey, while clearly separating fact from fiction.
—Pirates and Privateers: The History of Maritime Piracy
Farinelli’s research on the works of 19th-century New England writers, interviews with local Block Island historians, and years of researching Palatine emigration allows The Palatine Wreck to work as a case study for how history can transform itself into legend.
—The Beehive, Official Blog of the Massachusetts Historical Society
A great sea story told by a gifted historian. . . . Richly detailed and splendidly written, it offers unique insight into the dreadful suffering immigrants to America endured in the eighteenth century to find a better life.
—George C. Daughan, author of Revolution on the Hudson
Wide-ranging and intriguing. . . . Jill Farinelli unveils the actual sojourn of the German immigrants cast ashore by the ill-fated Princess Augusta; . . . their suffering became a myth that besmirched a community’s reputation for generations.
—Glenn S. Gordinier, Mystic Seaport
JILL FARINELLI graduated from William Smith College with a bachelor of arts degree in American Studies and English. Determined to live near the ocean in a city steeped in history, she moved to the Boston area where, for the past twenty-five years, she has worked as a freelance writer and editor, primarily in educational publishing. This is her first work of historical nonfiction, on a subject that captured her imagination after spending a week with friends on Block Island ten years ago.