12.07.2017

A SPECK ON THE SEA — EPIC VOYAGES IN THE MOST IMPROBABLE VESSELS

A speck on the sea - epic voyages in the most improbable vessels

Author(s) William H. Longyard
Publisher International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Date 2004
Pages 284
Format pdf
Size 5 Mb
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The present publication was created wit the ultimate intention of the author, William Longyard, to try and reach back through five centuries in order to gather an excellent collection of the interesting and fascinating sea adventures. The main heroes of these stories are watercrafrs, staring from the small sailboats and canoes.

Among the prominent seafarers of the past and their vessels covered in the publication there are kite-powered kayak boat of Ed Giller, then you will read about the Gladys Gradely's attempt to be the very first woman to sail across the Atlantic Ocean on her own and with no help, Hugo Vihlen crossing the ocean in the small, just six-foot sail boat named April Fool, and many other stories, each of them will for sure be of interest to all sea enthusiasts.

The book is great as it shows, on the basis of the experience of its heroes, that the oceans can actually be crosses by people who dare. This book will teach you something you may not find in other publications dedicated to the marine history. In fact, very limited number of the reference publications will make for such riveting and fascinating reading, that is why you' better take this one and have a close look inside, you will not get disappointed.

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