|About the Book|
Sailing from Greenland in 1775, the whaling ship Herald came upon an eerie sight. The ship Octavius, which had disappeared thirteen years earlier, appeared suddenly in the Arctic waters. When the captain and crew boarded the silent ship, all seemed to be in order. They found the captain at his table filling out the ships log. His wife and son were asleep in the next cabin. A crew member was lighting a fire in the cabin stove. Only one thing was wrong. Everyone on board the Octavius were frozen solid. The captain of the Herald quickly grabbed the log book and abandoned the death ship.What happened to the crew of the ill-fated Octavius? Mysteries of Ships and Planes recalls fascinating real-life disappearances and bizarre happenings in the air and on the sea that to this day remain a mystery.