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

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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).

About the Author

Derek Lundy is the author of Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the World's Most Dangerous Waters. He lives in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, with his wife and daughter.

Praise For…

β€œA tribute to the seamen of the Age of Sail.” — Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

β€œThe wealth and authority of this book make it a worthy companion to the very best histories on seafaring.” — Sunday Times (London)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060935375
ISBN-10: 0060935375
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: March 30th, 2004
Pages: 368
Language: English