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Author Name:    COURSE, A.G.

Title:   Wheel's Kick and the Wind's Song : The Story of the John Stewart Line of Sailing Ships : 1877-1928. 3rd UK (revised) in dustjacket

Publisher:    David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1968, 

Seller ID:   49350

COURSE, Capt. A.G. The Wheel's Kick and the Wind's Song : The Story of the John Stewart Line of Sailing Ships : 1877-1928. Newton Abbot : David & Charles, (1968). Third Edition (Revised). Pp. (4),v-xiv,1-264,(2), frontispiece+ 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spin e. A chronicle of fifty years of Stewart's line of ships which frequented the Cape Horn route, beginning at the height of the heyday of sail in 1877, before finally succumbing to the through of the steamships in the late 1920s. An informative record from the "last phase of the glorious era in the British Merchant Navy." Foreword to the Third Edition by Alan Villiers. Chapters : 1. John Stewart and Successors; 2. The Ashmore; 3. The Dundee Twins; 4. Peri and the Clippers; 5. The Clipper Coriolanus; 6. The Commonwealth [on which Basil Lubbock briefly served]; 7. The Commonwealth - cont.; 8. The Amulree ; 9. The Edinburgh : Skysail Days ; 10. The Edinburgh : The Middle Period; 11. The Edinburgh : The End; 12. ;The J.T. North and Carnmoney 13. The Dee and Cumberland; 14. The Lorton : The Testing; 15. The Lorton : The West Coast; 16. The Lorton : End of the Voyage; 17. The Lorton : Sold Foreign; 18. The Westgate; 19. The Kilmallie; 20. The Falkirk and Galgorm Castle; 21. The William Mitchell; 22. The Crown of Germany, Blackbraes, and Wynford; 23. The Monkbarns : Capt. Donaldson; 24. The Monkbarns : The Mutiny; 25. The Monkbarns : Nearing the End; 26. The Monkbarns : The Last Voyage; 27.The Kinpurney and the Managed Ships. Appendices: A. Chronological order of John Stewart and Company's Ships and Barques; B. Ships and Barques owned b y John Stewart and Company, 1870-1927; C. Particulars of Vessels of the Fleet. With index. Very good in lightly worn, unclipped dustjacket. 30.00


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