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e-Book The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail download

e-Book The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail download

by Derek Lundy

ISBN: 0060935375
ISBN13: 978-0060935375
Language: English
Publisher: Ecco (March 2004)
Pages: 368
Category: Nature and Ecology
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The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail.

The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail. 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.

In The Way of a Ship, Derek Lundy places his seafaring great-great uncle, Benjamin Lundy, on board the Beara Head and brings to life the ship’s community as it performs the exhausting and dangerous work of sailing a square-rigger across the sea. The beautiful, widow-making. The beautiful, widow-making, deep-sea sailing ships could sail fast in almost all weather and carry substantial cargo. Handling square-riggers demanded detailed and specialized skills, and life at sea, although romanticized by sea-voyage chroniclers, was often brutal. Seamen were sleep deprived and malnourished, at times half-starved, and scurvy was.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Derek Lundy is the author of Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the World's Most Dangerous Waters. When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel. He lives in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, with his wife and daughter.

A century later, Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling Godforsaken Sea and an accomplished amateur seaman . com User, May 16, 2003.

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: A Square-rigger Voyage In The Last Days Of Sail recreates a sea voyage on one of the last merchant sailing ships near the close of the 19th century, and provides a satisfying blend of historical reconstruction, fictional narrative, and focus on seamanship.

Benjamin Lundy crossed oceans under sail in the late nineteenth century and over one hundred years later Derek Lundy .

Benjamin Lundy crossed oceans under sail in the late nineteenth century and over one hundred years later Derek Lundy, his great-great nephew, has re-created that journey. In The Way of a Ship he places Benjamin on board the Beara Head with a community of fellow seamen as they perform the exhausting and dangerous work of sailing a square-rigger across the Atlantic and round Cape Horn. Derek Lundy adorns his story of an extraordinary journey with a profound knowledge of the sea and sailing, and reminds us that the ocean voyage under sail is an overarching metaphor for life itself.

The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail (Knopf: 2002). The Bloody Red Hand: A Journey through Truth, Myth and Terror in Northern Ireland (British title: Men That God Made Mad) (2006). "About me". dereklundy. Retrieved 30 November 2010. Morrow, Lance (23 August 1999). Books: Captains Courageous".

The details of Benjamin's career as a sailor have mostly been lost but, in The Way of a Ship, Lundy uses his knowledge of maritime history and literature to reconstruct a journey from Liverpool to the Chilean port of Valparaiso.

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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).

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Diab
My Son, Brendan gave me a copy of this book for my eightieth Birthday recently and it is a treasure; I could feel the cold and wet working into my oilskins and my hands and arms did not start to recover until we had weathered Cape Stiff. Yes, I said we because this is a probably mostly true and factual story about blue water sailors learning to climb the heights on masts, finding almost inhuman reserves of energy when survival is at stake and feeling a sense of accomplishment when looking back on the voyage; making mere men into blue water sailors who largely get along under difficult circumstances better than most. To feel as if you were and are a true seafarer you had to be a successful Cape Horn sailor, everything else pales in comparison. A truly well done book about the Lundy family.

Arcanescar
I read another book, same title (The Way of a Ship), different author (Alan Villiers) now out of print, a long time ago, and enjoyed it immensely. This is in a similar vein, and it captures the romance of commerce under sail, as well as the extreme challenges faced by a very small handful of men. These monster machines were operated almost entirely by hand by shockingly under-strength crews living for months on end in intolerable conditions with grievous injury or death a constant threat by indifferent gales and malevolent seas. An amazing tale which attempts to answer the question, but leaves you still wondering, "How did they do it?" If you've ever looked wistfully at a tall ship and dreamed of the romantic adventure of going to sea, this excellent tale will cure you of that notion.

Ustamya
Great book if you like 4 masted ships and wonder how they operated plus - a bunch of interesting history about seaman and sailing ships and life in the late 1800's. Good writing on top of all that. Engrossing story to go along with all the historical stuff. Very fun read.

SupperDom
Good read. Although it's basically a fictional story, it's much like Moby Dick in that it's nautically and historically correct. Sailing the Cape, or the open ocean, in a sail ship is not for the faint of heart.

Landaron
Excellent reading

Oparae
My Dad was a deep water sailing ship Captain, having first been around the Horn at 19 years of age, so the narration is all delightfully familiar to me. It is well narrated, and immerses you in the tale.

Fenrikree
It's a interesting book, great to read.

The book was delivered promptly and in very good condition, though I noted a "Not for Sale - Proof Copy" title on the front. The book is well written, entertaining, and very authentic.

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