The Clara Nevada is reviewed by The Anchorage Press

July 19, 2011

Alaska, Books, Reviews

Steven C. Levi is a prolific author who has written in genres ranging from poetry to nonfiction. His recent History Press book, The Clara Nevada: Gold, Greed, Murder and Alaska’s Inside Passage, is the true story of a Gold Rush era steamer that sank under mysterious circumstances in 1898…

  • The ship was carrying 15 tons of dynamite yet only one stick went off – and that one stick was in the boiler room.
  • The average depth of the Lynn Canal is 1,500 feet yet the ship sinks in the one spot where the canal is only 20 feet deep.
  • There were 165 people on board yet only one body was ever found – in spite of the fact that the ship sank in 20 feet of water.
  • There was 100,000 ounces in gold on the ship – about $13.6 million in 2011 dollars – and the gold has never been found in spite of the fact the ship sank in 20 feet of water.

To learn more about Levi’s The Clara Nevada: Gold, Greed, Murder and Alaska’s Inside Passage, follow this link to a review by Susy Buchanan in The Anchorage Press.

Related Posts: History Press Announces First Alaska Book, Interview with Steven Levi, The Clara Nevada is Reviewed by The Baltimore Sun

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