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Episode #53: Brian Crawford on Exploring Shipwrecks

This is Episode #53 and we’re casting off with Brian Crawford and Latitude 38 Publisher and host John Arndt to chat about researching shipwrecks and battling the elements at sea.

Brian is an author, historian, and open-space activist who has done extensive research on famous and undocumented shipwrecks throughout Marin County. His own sailing experience includes taking a schooner down the East Coast into a hurricane, meeting his wife in Tonga, and serving as a navigator in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Hear how to brave the elements, persevere when taking damage, avoid shipwrecks, the most fascinating shipwrecks in Marin County, and Brian’s adventures hunting for treasure without pay.


This episode covers everything from shipwrecks to giant schooners. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • How did Brian end up at Haight-Ashbury?
  • Did he have any sailing experience before his first long passage?
  • How big was the biggest schooner he’s sailed?
  • What’s the history of Marin County shipwrecks?
  • Were there any lifeboats in the wrecks?
  • What’s the most dangerous area to sail in Marin County?
  • Are there any wrecks in the Farallon Islands?
  • Short Tacks: What’s a story on Brian’s radar today?

Explore shipwrecks with Brian on October 1st, 2022 here:

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Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes

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