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All at Sea: Twenty Years at the Helm of Tall Ships by Dominick Jones

By Dominick Jones

the genuine tale of ways a kin introduced a wood shipment send again into the age of sail. Cecilia acquired the 1st send, a Thames barge, for kinfolk vacations—there have been six childrens. Dominick received the successor, a Baltic dealer, after which chanced on this is able to be his occupation. 20 years elapsed among the 1st days of the barge and the final day of the Baltic. From figuring out nearly not anything approximately crusing ships, the writer lines attending to grips with the issues of creating sails on board, skipping among sandbanks, dragging anchor, wasting a mast, crossing the Atlantic, solving self-steering, averting hurricanes, hauling out for maintenance, and his significant preoccupation: failing to sink. For thirteen years, the writer had no different domestic, and for part that interval by no means spent an evening ashore.

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