The Way of A Ship

The Way of A Ship

A Square-rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail

eBook - 2004
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When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined: a treacherous, white-knuckle passage around that notorious "graveyard of ships," Cape Horn.

A century later, Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling Godforsaken Sea and an accomplished amateur seaman himself, set out to recount his forebear's journey. The Way of a Ship is a mesmerizing account of life on board a square-rigger, a remarkable reconstruction of a harrowing voyage through the most dangerous waters. Derek Lundy's masterful account evokes the excitement, romance, and brutality of a bygone era -- "a fantastic ride through one of the greatest moments in the history of adventure" (Seattle Times).

Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2004.
Edition: 1st Ecco pbk. ed.
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780062283436
006228343X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (352 pages) : illustrations, maps, portrait
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jun 23, 2008

This is a fantastic book.

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