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When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined: a treacherous, white-knuckle passage around that notorious "graveyard of ships," Cape Horn.
A century later, Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling Godforsaken Sea and an accomplished amateur seaman himself, set out to recount his forebear's journey. The Way of a Ship is a mesmerizing account of life on board a square-rigger, a remarkable reconstruction of a harrowing voyage through the most dangerous waters. Derek Lundy's masterful account evokes the excitement, romance, and brutality of a bygone era -- "a fantastic ride through one of the greatest moments in the history of adventure" (Seattle Times).
Title: The Way of a Ship A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail
Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2004
ISBN Number(s): 0060935375
ISBN Number(s) 13: 9780060935375
Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket
Item Weight: 1.00 Item
Description: Some shelf wear. No marks. Spine not creased. This is a very good copy!; 0.9 x 8.02 x 5.32 Inches; Shelf 5