By: Lundy, Derek
New York, New York, U. S. A., Ecco Press: 2003
Seller ID: 001429
Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
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 to recount his forebear's journey. This is a mesmerizing account of Benjamin's life on board the square-rigger Beara Head, a ... View More...