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The Thin Magenta Line

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by: Robert de Gast
Books with a 4 star rating  (5)
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 156
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 97809655420
$14.95

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Robert de Gast
Posted: January 8, 2012
Customer comment 5 star rating
"The Thin Magenta Line" by husband-and-wife team Evelyn Chisolm and Robert de Gast is a great read for all armchair travelers and a "must have" as a companion piece to Cruising Guides and Charts, should you be contemplating a trip on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). This stretch of mostly protected water just inside the East Coast of the United States, sometimes referred to as "The Ditch," provides a pleasant relaxed passage for boaters in all types of watercraft. What makes this book a delightful read is the rich history Chisolm and de Gast provide of the areas traveled by this team. Who knew, for example, that water from the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia was sought by early voyagers for its ability to remain fresh for extended periods and that Admiral Perry carried it on his trip to Japan in 1853? Chisolm and de Gast's tell why, and provide countless other fascinating tidbits as you a
Anonymous
Posted: February 9, 2012
Customer comment 5 star rating
"Loved the book!!! Great armchair voyaging for me during the winter blahs, great history, brought back great memories for me of my own travels on the ICW."
Randall Peffer
Robert de Gast
Posted: February 15, 2012
Customer comment 5 star rating
"The Thin Magenta Line" is a watery splash to thirsty land-locked souls. This is a compelling travel log. Outstandingly clear, authoritative research is the basis for this book. Hilarious anecdotes, heartfelt commentary, and poetic phrasing pepper each page. Informative for boaters, naturalists, sociologists, historians, adventurers and those who simply enjoy a good read.
Robin Loving Rowland
Anonymous
Posted: March 10, 2012
Customer comment 5 star rating
I have just completed a most enjoyable sail down the Intracoastal
Waterway with Evelyn Chisolm and Robert DeGast.
Every evening I looked forward to settling into my favorite reading
chair with their book, The Thin Magenta Line.
As a former sailor, I have experienced the sense of freedom and peace of
mind that occurs when sailing.
Evelyn and Robert's book has perfectly captured that feeling.
Their knowledge of local history and folk lore, Thoreau like
descriptions of nature, and observations of daily life on board a sail
boat, make this a delightful read.
If you are a sailor, an armchair traveler, or just want to get away from
the hustle and bustle of daily life, I believe you will enjoy reading
this book.
Anonymous
Posted: May 29, 2012
Customer comment 4 star rating
Elegant, educated prose paints a realistic picture of life on the ICW.
Informative for boaters, naturalists, sociologists, historians, adventurists and those who simply enjoy a good read.
"The Thin Magenta Line" is a watery splash for thirsty land-locked souls.
This is a compelling travel log.
Eloquently written with true feeling for and understanding of sailing, this book documents a life well-examined and a life well lived.