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Author Name:    APOLLONIO, Spencer, (ed.).

Title:   Last of the Cape Horners : Firsthand Accounts from the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships. First Paperback Printing

Publisher:    Brassey's, Washington, D.C., 2002, ISBN:157488283X 

Seller ID:   114308

APOLLONIO, Spencer, (ed.). The Last of the Cape Horners : Firsthand Accounts from the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships. Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, (2002). First Paperback Printing. Pp (10),ix-xxxi,(3),3-296 + central 22-page section of b&w photos. With maps in the text. 8vo, beige photo-illustrated cardcovers. Apollonio is a retired marine biologist. "The Last ofthe Cape Horners is an exciting anthology of the best-written and most-rep resentative accounts of life aboard commercial square-rigged sailing ships in the final fifty years of their existence." -from the rear cover. Preface; Introduction; 1. Getting Under Way; 2. First Days at Sea; 3. The Ways of a Ship and the Sailor's Life; 4. Trade Winds and Beyond; 5. Falls, Fatalities, Rescue, and Fires; 6. Running the Easting Down; 7. Australian Interlude; 8. Across the Southern Ocean; 9. The Cape Horn Road; 10. The Hazards of Ice; 11. The Road Home; 12. The Last Leg. With glossary, bibliography, and index. Very good. 14.00


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