A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels

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August 2004



""A gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages made over the centuries.""
"--John Harland, author of "Seamanship in the Age of Sail
"A Speck on the Sea "chronicles the greatest ocean voyages attempted in the littlest boats. These feats include: Diego Mendez's voyage to rescue ColumbusWilliam Okeley's escape from slavery in a folding rowboatErnest Shackleton's death-cheating journeysAnd more


Introduction63 A.D. - Sixteenth Century
The Fogbound PastSeventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Two Desperate Escapes1865 - 1876
Victorian Venturers1876 - 1900
The Paths of Glory1900 - 1920
A World to Conquer1920 - 1930s
Lovers and Other LosersThe 1940s
Big Feat, Little NoticeThe 1950s
Goofy and GallantThe 1960s
Doing Your Own ThingThe 1970s
The Pursuit of HappinessThe 1980s
The Golden DecadeThe 1990s
Records and ReduxThe New Millennium
New Faces and OldTo Sea or Not to Sea
Rowers and Other StrangersAppendix
Other Notable VoyagesNotesBibliographyAcknowledgmentsIndex


William H. Longyard has published several books and has written numerous articles for boating, auto and airplane journals. He has also produced the video, Kayaking in Europe. He has been an English teacher at North Davidson High School for 15 years and is an avid boater and car enthusiast. HOMETOWN: Winston-Salem, NC


"Bill Longyard has put together a gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages made over the centuries. This is destined to remain the definitive study of this topic for years. A great read!" - John Harland, maritime historian and author of Seamanship in the Age of Sail"
EAN: 9780071440295
ISBN: 0071440291
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2004
Seitenanzahl: 375 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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