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A mariner's miscellany

Author: Peter H Spectre
Publisher: Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is both an engaging compendium of nautical knowledge and a random accounting of the ways of the sea. It is the product of Peter H. Spectre's lifelong fascination with the sea, a guide to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Spectre
ISBN: 1574091956 9781574091953 0954706218 9780954706210
OCLC Number: 56509540
Description: x, 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction1. A sea of dreams2. Buy a boat, and you buy the sea3. Many times beauty is the difference4. The most beautiful of all, the nineteenth-century clipper ship5. "Speed om the ship!"6. The search for comfort afloat7. The music of the sea8. "And what is the sea?"9. A ship!10. "A kiss of a sea-man is worth two of another"11. Bread is the staff of life; rum is life itself12. Nautical books, memorable opening lines13. Read all about it14."One of the excellentest artes that ever hath bin devised is the arte of navigation."15. The language of the sea16. Signaling the old-fashioned way17. Free at last18. Think small19. Save yourself, save others20. Wind and sails were made for each other21. Sailcoth and rope22. Knots, rigging, rigs and ballast23. Who wants to be foretold the weather?24. Sailors sail on their stomachs25. "The Captain's charge is to command all."26. Sailors are a superstitious lot27. What you call it affects what it is28. "Time and tide wait for no man"29. Remembrance of things past30. Yachting is a bit too much? Try rowing31. An emblem of hope32. L'envoi
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The ancient art of seamanship is celebrated in A Mariner's Miscellany, a beautiful collection of poetry and prose about sailing. Composed of memorable quotes, excerpts, historical facts, and Read more...

 
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