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Flirting with mermaids : the unpredictable life of a sailboat delivery skipper

Author: John Kretschmer
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot, 2018. ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the course of twenty years of delivering sailboats to far-flung quaysides, John Kretschmer has had innumerable adventures, both humorous and terrifying. In Flirting with Mermaids, he recounts the most memorable of them. He crosses the Western Caribbean with a crew of eccentric Swedes researching ancient Mayan mariners, lands in Aden at the outbreak of civil war, and endures a North Atlantic crossing during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Travel writing
Biography
Named Person: John Kretschmer; John Kretschmer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kretschmer
ISBN: 1493035290 9781493035298
OCLC Number: 1015823632
Description: 204 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Contents: ForewordIntroductionChapter 1: A Shallow-Water AppointmentChapter 2: A Show of PresenceChapter 3: FamousChapter 4: Yacht Delivery 101Chapter 5: A Waterfront OfficeChapter 6: Red Sky by MornChapter 7: She Drives Me CrazyChapter 8: Just Another CrossingChapter 9: Force UnluckyChapter 10: A Home Delivery
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"Over the course of twenty years of delivering sailboats to far-flung quaysides, John Kretschmer has had innumerable adventures, both humorous and terrifying. In Flirting with Mermaids, he recounts the most memorable of them. He crosses the Western Caribbean with a crew of eccentric Swedes researching ancient Mayan mariners, lands in Aden at the outbreak of civil war, and endures a North Atlantic crossing during which he disocvers the existence of Force 13 winds. Approaching Japan at the end of a particularly trying delivery, he finds himself sailing in a high impact debris zone, but his resolve is unshaken. If a piece of rocketship jetsam fell out of the sky and sank [me] after encounters with Hurricane Floyd, General Noriega,a tsunami, an erupting volcano, and Typhoon Roy, then it was meant to be."--Amazon.com.

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John Kretschmer has an easygoing style that will ingratiate the reader from the very start of this book. It is a look at what a life at sea can mean to a person, and it is extremely well-written and Read more...

 
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