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Sunk Without a Sound: The Tragic Colorado River Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde


Glen and Bessie Hyde began their honeymoon trip down the Green and Colorado Rivers on October 20, 1928. A month later they hiked to the rim of Grand Canyon, resupplied and returned to their boat. When they did not arrive at trip's end, Glen's father launched an exhaustive search of lower Grand Canyon. The Hydes' crude Idaho sweep scow was found in calm water, fully loaded. But Glen and Bessie had vanished without a trace. So began the greatest mystery in the annals of whitewater navigation. 

Author and boatman Brad Dimock searched the country for the true story of the Hydes. He followed each story and obscure lead to its end, even going to the extreme of recreating the Hydes' archaic craft for a harrowing trip through Grand Canyon with his own bride. 

Sunk Without a Sound is a riveting tale of the search for Glen and Bessie Hyde. 

softcover, 289 pages

measures 6" x 9"

Culture and History, River