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Beyond The Breakers is a podcast about shipwrecks, loss, and lessons learned from maritime disasters. 

Beyond the Breakers Taylor and Tanner

    • History
    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

Beyond The Breakers is a podcast about shipwrecks, loss, and lessons learned from maritime disasters. 

    Episode 137.1 - SS Daniel J. Morrell, Part I

    Episode 137.1 - SS Daniel J. Morrell, Part I

    Part One (of two, we promise) on the sinking of the lake freighter Daniel J. Morrell in 1966.**GFM Campaign**Help us get Muhammad Al-Bardini and his family out of Gaza - Muhammad is a hospital volunteer at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital and his GFM is over halfway to the goal. Anything you can give will help! https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-muhammad-and-his-family-from-gaza?lang=en_US&utm_campaign=fp_sharesheet&utm_medium=customer&utm_source=copy_linkSources: Boyer, Dwight. Ships and Me...

    • 57 min
    Episode 136 - SS Mataafa ft. Kaylee Matuszak

    Episode 136 - SS Mataafa ft. Kaylee Matuszak

    This week we finally take down a ship that has been referenced a few times here and there but never actually been the star of her own show - SS Mataafa (yes the one from the storm) We're joined once again by Kaylee (@kayleefabulous) who just this week has released her second album, Leading Lady (buy it on Bandcamp!) - we've included 'Seek and Destroy' at the end of the episode Sources:Lemay, Konnie. "The Mataafa Blow: The Stormy Horror of 1905." Lake Superior Magazine, 1 Oct 2005. https://www...

    • 48 min
    Episode 135 - Star of the West

    Episode 135 - Star of the West

    This week we have another tale from the American Civil War - it's the sidewheel steamer Star of the West, focusing on her abortive attempt to relieve Fort Sumter in early 1861 and her service on the Confederate side at the Siege of Vicksburg in 1863 Gaza eSims - eSims are the only way for many in Gaza to communicate right nowGaza Funds - Gaza Funds highlights individual GoFundMe campaigns for Palestinians in need of evacuation and/or medical careSources: Larson, Erik. The Demon of Unrest: A S...

    • 47 min
    Episode 134 - Whippoorwill ft. Nick Williams

    Episode 134 - Whippoorwill ft. Nick Williams

    We're re-joined this week by Nick (@dolorousnick), who shares the story of the sternwheeler showboat Whippoorwill, struck by a tornado on Pomona Lake in June 1978. Support the Show.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    [Bonus Episode Teaser] - Maritime Disasters in Russian America, Pt I (April 2024 Able Seaperson)

    [Bonus Episode Teaser] - Maritime Disasters in Russian America, Pt I (April 2024 Able Seaperson)

    Mama never told you there'd be deals like this! Every month you can get even more Beyond the Breakers by joining us on Patreon at the $3 or $5 tier! $3 a month (Able Seaperson) gets you one bonus episode, $5 (2nd Mate) gets you two (or more??) per month. It sounds a little something like this... Support the Show.

    • 6 min
    Episode 133.3 - "What Has Happened Was So Strange": The Battle of Lepanto, Part III

    Episode 133.3 - "What Has Happened Was So Strange": The Battle of Lepanto, Part III

    Here we have the epic finale of this three-part series - Famagusta will fall, and for the last time two fleets composed primarily of galleys will meet in a major engagement. Sources:Anievas, Alexander and Kerem Nişancioğlu. “The Ottoman-Habsburg Rivalry over the Long Sixteenth Century.” How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism. Pluto Press. Bicheno, Hugh. Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571. Phoenix, 2004. Brummett, Palmira. “Foreign Policy, Naval...

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Shadwell von Bernstein ,

They know their stuff and do the work

Other than being from Michigan I have no nautical knowledge or experience. I came here for a few pods on the Edmund Fitzgerald but I am hooked! I have listened to podcasts since they first came out in the early 2000s. This is a very good and unique podcast that is so much more interesting than the cookie cutter big podcasts being pushed out by so many big players. This is the kind of thing that the medium promised. Love it!

Irishcatholic1934 ,

Drift

Too much politics for the title of podcast
Left wing. Biased. Sadly it’s to much work to shift from your bias to shipwreck stories otherwise would be enjoyable.

PuddingCreek ,

The Honda Point disaster

Could you guys do a show about this… The Honda Point disaster was the largest peacetime loss of U.S. Navy ships in U.S. history.[3] On the evening of September 8, 1923, seven destroyers, while traveling at 20 knots (37 km/h), ran aground at Honda Point (also known as Point Pedernales; the cliffs just off-shore called Devil's Jaw), a few miles from the northern side of the Santa Barbara Channel

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