Dominick Jones's All at Sea: Twenty Years at the Helm of Tall Ships PDF

By Dominick Jones

the real tale of the way a relations introduced a wood shipment send again into the age of sail. Cecilia got the 1st send, a Thames barge, for relatives vacations—there have been six kids. Dominick obtained the successor, a Baltic dealer, after which stumbled on this might be his profession. two decades elapsed among the 1st days of the barge and the final day of the Baltic. From figuring out nearly not anything approximately crusing ships, the writer strains attending to grips with the issues of constructing sails on board, skipping among sandbanks, dragging anchor, wasting a mast, crossing the Atlantic, solving self-steering, fending off hurricanes, hauling out for upkeep, and his significant preoccupation: failing to sink. For thirteen years, the writer had no different domestic, and for part that interval by no means spent an evening ashore.

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