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The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor: The Long Search for the Legendary Kad'yak

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The true story about a shipwreck discovery, exciting explorations, broken alliances, and returning a lost piece of Alaskan history.

Since its sinking in 1860 while transporting a valuable cargo of ice, the Kad'yak ship had remained submerged underwater and faded in Alaska's memory, covered by the legend of an experienced but perhaps rusty sailor and a broken promise to a sa
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Alaska Northwest Books
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M J
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Although technically nonfiction, this particular story contains a hint at karmic activity, with the possibility of a fateful shipwreck, due to an unappeased saint who had been passed up in prayer by a captain.

From that fateful trip (and I can't help but hear the Gilligan's Island Theme Song playing in my head when I write that), we are taken to more present times via a research expedition, set out to uncover the truth of that fateful shipwreck, which turns out to be an Alaskan historical discov
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Emma
VERDICT: Fascinating real life treasure hunt, looking for Alaska oldest known shipwreck, and what it can reveal about history.

As an Orthodox Christian, I’m always interested in books related to saints. Apart from the obvious hagiography, there are some really good novels, such as The Mirrored World, a historical novel based on the life of Saint Xenia, and the amazing YA Icon. So when I saw The Ship, The Saint, and The Sailor had something to do with Saint Herman of Alaska, I jumped on board.
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