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Tales of the Sea

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by: Steven Horn Jr
Books with a 5 star rating  (1)
Publication Date: May 17, 2020
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 128
Binding: Perfect Bound
Color: Black and White
$11.28

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Book Synopsis
Several autobiographical stories of a young sailors most memorable experiences of intercontinental sailing in the early 1900's(~1904 to ~1930) in mainly wind only powered sailing ships, known as 'Wind-Jammers'. From the dangers of sailing Cape Horn, being an officer on a ship chartered for filming a 1920's movie, becoming a temporary surgeon at sea, the absurdness of the equator-crossing ceremony, somber tales of friends lost to sea, to the surprisingly harrowing tale of delivering a yacht from a seller in Pennsylvania, USA to the buyer in Florida.

Converted from a combination of loose personal handwritten and typewriter-typed papers into a format more suitable for reading. These stories provide a glimpse into the daily struggles, and pleasures, in the life of sailing before wireless communication, radar, and engine-driven boats became the norm.
Customer Comments
Anonymous
Posted: June 23, 2020
Customer comment 5 star rating
A series of fascinating tales of the sea, starting on square riggers before the first world war. Authentic and accurate it's a great read!