28.10.2013

SAILING THE FARM - A SURVIVAL GUIDE TO HOMESTEADING ON THE OCEAN

Sailing the Farm

 
 Author(s)                

Kenneth Neumeyer
 Publisher
The Speed Press
 Date
1981
 Pages
259
 Format
pdf
 Size
12.4 Mb

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   Ever since I was 15 years old I knew that someday I would live on the sea. That was when my father bought a 27-foot Bristol sloop. At 15, that sloop seemed like a ship to me, and the Hudson River on which I lived, a sea. My father would take the family and friends for cruises through the Hudson Highlands to West Point and along the New England coast to Cape Cod, Block Island and other far away exotic lands. They were really rather nice sails and it was a very nice boat, but alas it was definitely a one-man boat. The sails responded only to my father's hand and the tiller only to his direction. To me, the beauty of sailing was much more than a sport: a sailboat could be a place to live, work, discover and entertain in a dramatically changeable environment...

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