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In the Wake of Madness: the Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon

By: Druett, Joan

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U. S. A., Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001734


After more than a century of silence, the story of one of history's most notorious mutinies is revealed in a true tale of murder and madness on the high seas. In May of 1841, the whaleship Sharon of Fairhaven, MA, set out for the whaling grounds of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Captin Howes Norris remained at the helm with four crew members - three of them natives of the Pacific Islands. When the men in the whaleboats spi... View more info

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The Way of a Ship: a Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail

By: Lundy, Derek

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Ecco Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001429


When as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for unimaginably hard duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel - one destined for a treacherous, white-knuckle passage around that notorious "graveyard of ships, " Cape Horn - he had no idea that his experience would also provide a window into an epochal transition that would fundamentally change man's relation to the sea. A century later, Derek Lundy, an accomplished amateur seaman, set out ... View more info