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  “Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and
wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
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  The Wreck of the
Racehorse

 
  By Brian King  
  Occasionally a book comes along
which matters.
 
  We’d like to think that most of the
books we publish are interesting,
even educational in a modest way,
but only one or two of them really
make a difference. This is one
of them.
 
  Racehorse was an eighteen-gun
sailing ship, a sloop of war, in the
early nineteenth century. On 14
December 1822, on what should have
been a routine visit Racehorse
wrecked on a rocky reef off the
southern coast of the Isle of Man.
 
  The efforts of the Manxmen of
Castletown to save those on board
proved to be a catalyst in the
founding of what became Royal
National Lifeboat Institute,
the RNLI.
 
  One hundred and fifty years later
a group of volunteer divers from the
Isle of Man rediscovered the wreck
and began the slow process of
underwater excavation.
 
  Written by one of the divers who
found the wreck, and including
documents such as the captain’s
report to the admiralty, and the
minutes of the crew’s court martial,
this book offers an unrivalled view
of an unparalleled event in
maritime history.
 
  Pieced together from evidence in
contemporary documents and backed
up by artefacts found on the seabed
The Wreck of the Racehorse tells
the story of how HMS Racehorse
was lost – and found.
 
   
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Stand alone titles
A Brief History Of the Isle of Man (Revised)
A Cog in the Wheel
Cross Purposes
Invading America, 1943
A Key to Tynwald
A Manx A-B-C-Dery
The Manx Cad

Stops Along the Manx Electric Railway
Things to do with Vikings
Three Legs Good
The Wreck of the Racehorse
A Young Manx History

Past & Present
Castletown: Past & Present
Manx Electric Railway: Past & Present
Peel: past& present
Port Erin: past & present

Sale Books
Tim's Wars SALE
Dear Ray SALE

Out of print
By Whing to Port Soderick

Biography button
Stand alone titles
A Cog in the Wheel
I Never Wanted a Pub…
Invading America, 1943
My Year as Manx Bard
The Manx Cad
What Nobody Sees

Sale Books
Tim's Wars SALE
Dear Ray SALE

Transport button

Stand alone titles
Manx Electric Railway: Past & Present
Manx Transport Colouring Book
Power, Poles & Platelaying
Stops Along the Manx Electric Railway
The Wreck of the Racehorse

Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway
The Really Big Surprise (#3)
Something on the Line (#1)
Stick to Safety (#2)
To the Rescue! (#4)
Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway, stories 1-3, audiobook

Out of print
By Whing to Port Soderick

Childrens Books button

Stand alone titles
Manx Transport Colouring Book
Things to do with Vikings
A Young Manx History

Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway
The Really Big Surprise (#3)
Something on the Line (#1)
Stick to Safety (#2)
To the Rescue! (#4)
Tram Tales of the Manx Electric Railway, stories 1-3, audiobook

Short Story button

Stand alone titles
Sites & Stories

Hoofprint series
Cross Purposes
A De-tailed Account of Manx Cats
A Key to Tynwald
Mann with Altitude
A Manx A-B-C-Dery
Things to do with Vikings
Three Legs Good
Two Fish for the Summit

Other button

Stand alone titles
I Never Wanted a Pub…
My Year as Manx Bard
Sites & Stories
What Nobody Sees


 
 

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