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The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail

Authors: Lundy, Derek
Publisher: Ecco
BISAC/Subject: HIS037060, NAT025000, SPO036000
ISBN: 9780062283436, Related ISBNs: 006228343X, 9780060935375, 9780062283436
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 368,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

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).

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