MATH 018 cvrMATH 018 Wraiths of the Sea

Lecture on the topic of the Wraiths and spirits that are said to haunt the various bodies of water throughout the world, geographically, or by fame are suggested chronological order. This will include Ghost Ships, and an old favorite, the Queen Mary.

Materials Needed:
Instructor: PowerPoint Presentation
Students: Journals, writing implements

Vocabulary introduced:

  • Capes of Virginia Phantom
  • Ghosts of Dead Men
  • Gulf of Saint Lawrence Ghost ship
  • Long Island Sound Ghost Ship
  • New Haven Ghost Ship
  • Phantom Pilots
  • The Vikings of Solway Firth

All of Maritime History began with the observation of the oceans and rivers by man. Further specific lectures can be assigned module letters as the need arises.

Seafaring Lore and Legend, Peter D. Jeans 2007
Personal experiences
Personal research

Lesson Plan:
Introduce the terms and concepts via PowerPoint by using images and bulleted lists to convey the information. Dialogue with the students in a question and answer format.

Explain subject matter, and resource materials, with an eye on multimedia and hands-on instruction when materials are available.


  • Bullet list of intended topics for this module

Direction on how instructor can conclude the module