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by Easton Richard,Derek Lundy


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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. I read another book, same title (The Way of a Ship), different author (Alan Villiers) now out of print, a long time ago, and enjoyed it immensely

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel. I read another book, same title (The Way of a Ship), different author (Alan Villiers) now out of print, a long time ago, and enjoyed it immensely. This is in a similar vein, and it captures the romance of commerce under sail, as well as the extreme challenges faced by a very small handful of men.

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

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In The Way of a Ship, Derek Lundy places his seafaring great-great uncle, Benjamin Lundy, on board the Beara Head and brings to life the ship's community as it performs the exhausting and dangerous work of sailing a square-rigger across the sea. The "beautiful, widow-making. The "beautiful, widow-making, deep-sea" sailing ships could sail fast in almost all weather and carry substantial cargo. Handling square-riggers demanded detailed and specialized skills, and life at sea, although romanticized by sea-voyage chroniclers, was often brutal. Seamen were sleep deprived and malnourished, at times half-starved,.

Book Description When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for . It evokes both the romance and brutality of that bygone era and illuminates the history of square-rigger seamen and the last days of the "beautiful, widow-making, deep-sea" sailing ships.

Book Description 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 round that notorious "graveyard of ships,"Cape Horn - he had no idea that his experience would also provide a window into an epochal transition that.

In 2001, from the comfort of a sophisticated, safely anchored sailing ship, Lundy observed a storm at Cape Horn

In 2001, from the comfort of a sophisticated, safely anchored sailing ship, Lundy observed a storm at Cape Horn. More than a century earlier, his great-great uncle, Benjamin, had been a sailor on a square-rigger (a cargo-carrying vessel). Benjamin's experience of Cape Horn would have been very different. The details of Benjamin's career as a sailor have mostly been lost but, in The Way of a Ship, Lundy uses his knowledge of maritime history and literature to reconstruct a journey from Liverpool to the Chilean port of Valparaiso.

Derek Lundy’s new book, The Way of a Ship, takes a number of different tacks to paint a complete picture of life aboard a four-masted square-rigger in the dying dails of sail.

Derek Lundy’s new book, The Way of a Ship, takes a number of different tacks to paint a complete picture of life aboard a four-masted square-rigger in the dying dails of sai. .Anyone with even a modest interest in sailing ships will find The Way of a Ship an engrossing, entertaining, if at times overwhelming read. - The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax. I don't think I've ever read anything that so authoritatively brings to life what it was like to sail a square-rigged vessel. - Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea.

A century later, Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling Godforsaken Sea and an accomplished amateur seaman . com User, May 16, 2003.

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: A Square-rigger Voyage In The Last Days Of Sail recreates a sea voyage on one of the last merchant sailing ships near the close of the 19th century, and provides a satisfying blend of historical reconstruction, fictional narrative, and focus on seamanship.

The author of Godforsaken Sea returns with a thoughtful, exciting recreation of a nineteenth-century voyage around Cape Horn aboard a merchant sailing ship, the Beara Head, drawing on the experiences of his great-great-uncle to capture the dangerous everyday life aboard a square-rigged vessel.

Comments: (7)

Agarus
My Son, Brendan gave me a copy of this book for my eightieth Birthday recently and it is a treasure; I could feel the cold and wet working into my oilskins and my hands and arms did not start to recover until we had weathered Cape Stiff. Yes, I said we because this is a probably mostly true and factual story about blue water sailors learning to climb the heights on masts, finding almost inhuman reserves of energy when survival is at stake and feeling a sense of accomplishment when looking back on the voyage; making mere men into blue water sailors who largely get along under difficult circumstances better than most. To feel as if you were and are a true seafarer you had to be a successful Cape Horn sailor, everything else pales in comparison. A truly well done book about the Lundy family.
Tejora
I read another book, same title (The Way of a Ship), different author (Alan Villiers) now out of print, a long time ago, and enjoyed it immensely. This is in a similar vein, and it captures the romance of commerce under sail, as well as the extreme challenges faced by a very small handful of men. These monster machines were operated almost entirely by hand by shockingly under-strength crews living for months on end in intolerable conditions with grievous injury or death a constant threat by indifferent gales and malevolent seas. An amazing tale which attempts to answer the question, but leaves you still wondering, "How did they do it?" If you've ever looked wistfully at a tall ship and dreamed of the romantic adventure of going to sea, this excellent tale will cure you of that notion.
Lcena
Great book if you like 4 masted ships and wonder how they operated plus - a bunch of interesting history about seaman and sailing ships and life in the late 1800's. Good writing on top of all that. Engrossing story to go along with all the historical stuff. Very fun read.
Ttexav
Good read. Although it's basically a fictional story, it's much like Moby Dick in that it's nautically and historically correct. Sailing the Cape, or the open ocean, in a sail ship is not for the faint of heart.
Zaryagan
Excellent reading
Ceroelyu
My Dad was a deep water sailing ship Captain, having first been around the Horn at 19 years of age, so the narration is all delightfully familiar to me. It is well narrated, and immerses you in the tale.
Kirimath
It's a interesting book, great to read.
The book was delivered promptly and in very good condition, though I noted a "Not for Sale - Proof Copy" title on the front. The book is well written, entertaining, and very authentic.
The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail download epub
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Author: Easton Richard,Derek Lundy
ISBN: 0060535490
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Transportation
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio; Abridged edition (April 1, 2003)