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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…

“A tribute to the seamen of the Age of Sail.” — Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

“The 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