Windjammers: A MILLION MILES IN SAIL Being the story of the sea career of Captain C. C. Dixon
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145 mm. x 220 mm. x 28 mm. 255 pages.
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A MILLION MILES IN SAIL

Being the story of the sea career of Captain C. C. Dixon

by
JOHN HERRIES McCULLOCH

Number V The PATERNOSTER LIBRARY [1937 ?]

CONDITION
Green cloth hard bound book with white lettering faded at spine but bright on front board. Matching green dye to top edge of page block; light rubbing to top and bottom of spine; no inscriptions; corners sharp and pages clean and tight. Condition. VERY GOOD.

Jacket blurbs

A MILLION MILES IN SAIL

All lovers of the sea will delight in this odyssey of the windjammer, which we consider will become a classic of nautical reminiscence. It is a tale fraught with adventure, tasting of blue water, sounding of raging storms, and told by a master mariner. The author destroys many of our cherished illusions about the sea and sailors, and corrects the multitudinous mistakes and exaggerations which our amateur sailors are wont to make.

H. de Pere Stacpoole writes : " Not since The Cruise of the Cachalot have I read a book which interested me more than this." John o' London said : " This is a stirring book, reminding one of the stories of Bill Adams and at its best recalling Conrad."

CONTENTS

    1. FIRST SAILINGS
    2. SHANGHAIED IN RIO
    3. ONE NIGHT OFF THE CAPE
    4. ONE NIGHT OFF THE CAPE (continued)
    5. THE STORMY ATLANTIC
    6. ROUND THE HORN
    7. A RACE HOME
    8. THE SINISTER SARGASSO
    9. FORGOTTEN ISLANDS
    10. TROPICAL LANDFALLS
    11. THE WEST COAST
    12. " CLOSING THE ARTICLES ! "
Seamanship in the Age of Sail by John Harland and beautifully illustrated by Mark Myers is a modern, objective appraisal of the evidence, concerned with the actualities as much as the theory. The author's range of languages has enabled him to study virtually every manual published over a period of nearly four centuries. In order to explain even the most complex evolution clearly and concisely, over 350 line drawings were specially commissioned from Mark Myers
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  MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP FOR BOYS TRAING SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY 1883 Revised 1886 - all the nautical information required by a young seaman in the late Victorian Navy including explaining that iron bowsprits were seldom or never used in the Royal Navy and that ships supplied with iron masts, such as rams, had wooden bowsprits for running in. Text and diagrams then go on to show how to rig a lower mast and send a whole main top aloft! Contains text and diagrams that show and explain the use of rope and iron nippers; the working of the controller; a view of the Patent Capstan at work and catting and fishing of an anchor and all aspects of seamanship.

 

A MILLION MILES IN SAIL: Being the story of the sea career of Captain C. C. Dixon: Green cloth hard bound book with white lettering faded at spine but bright on front board – pass cursor over image of title page to see.

A MILLION MILES IN SAIL by JOHN HERRIES McCULLOCH: White lettering faded at spine but bright on front board. Remove cursor to revert to image of the title page with a reduced size image of Captain C. C, Dixon; the frontispiece, superimposed.
Illustrations [ photographs ]
  • CAPTAIN C. C. DIXON
  • OUTWARD BOUND ! THE "ARCTIC STREAM"
  • A WINTRY SCENE PHOTOGRAPHED BY MOONLIGHT OFF CAPE HORN
  • THE " ELGINSHIRE," WITH MOST OF HER WASHING OUT
  • UP ALOFT IN THE " ARCTIC STREAM"
  • THE SAIL RIPPED OUT LIKE WET PAPER
  • LOOKING FORWARD FROM THE MIZZEN-TOP
  • PAINTING THE BACKSTAYS : A JOB FOR THE TRADES
  • COUNT LUCKNER, THE FAMOUS GERMAN SEA-RAIDER, AND CAPTAIN C. C. DIXON

 

 
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Weight unwrapped <0.53 kilo.

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