A Speck On The Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels

Paperback | August 17, 2004

byWilliam Longyard

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"A gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages made over the centuries."

--John Harland, author of Seamanship in the Age of Sail

A Speck on the Sea chronicles the greatest ocean voyages attempted in the littlest boats. These feats include:

  • Diego Mendez's voyage to rescue Columbus

  • William Okeley's escape from slavery in a folding rowboat

  • Ernest Shackleton's death-cheating journeys

  • And more

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"A gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages made over the centuries."--John Harland, author of Seamanship in the Age of SailA Speck on the Sea chronicles the greatest ocean voyages attempted in the littlest boats. These feats include:Diego Mendez's voyage to rescue ColumbusWilliam Okeley's escape from slavery in a folding r...

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More than Seventy Accounts of Big Adventures in Small BoatsIn A Speck on the Sea, William Longyard reaches back through five centuries to gather a collection of sea adventures in which the smallest, unlikeliest craft--and the daring individuals aboard them--completed extraordinary voyages against great odds.From canoes and small sailbo...

William H. Longyard (Winston-Salem, NC) has paddled, rowed, and sailed small boats for 25 years. A high school English teacher, he has published several books and written articles for boating journals.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 1.03 inPublished:August 17, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071440291

ISBN - 13:9780071440295

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Table of Contents

Introduction

63 A.D. - Sixteenth Century / The Fogbound Past

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries / Two Desperate Escapes

1865 - 1876 / Victorian Venturers

1876 - 1900 / The Paths of Glory

1900 - 1920 / A World to Conquer

1920 - 1930s / Lovers and Other Losers

The 1940s / Big Feat, Little Notice

The 1950s / Goofy and Gallant

The 1960s / Doing Your Own Thing

The 1970s / The Pursuit of Happiness

The 1980s / The Golden Decade

The 1990s / Records and Redux

The New Millennium / New Faces and Old

To Sea or Not to Sea / Conclusion

Appendix / Rowers and Other Strangers

Appendix / Other Notable Voyages

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

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"A gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages made over the centuries."