The Way Of A Ship: A Square-rigger Voyage In The Last Days Of Sail

Paperback | April 30, 2004

byDerek Lundy

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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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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 o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.02 × 5.32 × 0.9 inPublished:April 30, 2004Publisher:Harper PerennialLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060935375

ISBN - 13:9780060935375

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“The wealth and authority of this book make it a worthy companion to the very best histories on seafaring.”