A Mariner's Miscellany

Sheridan House, Inc., 2005 - 289 páginas
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Well-known as the editor of the best-selling annual Mariner's Book of Days, Peter Spectre assembles some of his favourite classic nautical material into an amalgam of practical information about boats, anchors, rope, and ballast, cheek by jowl with poetry, legend, lore, superstitions, language of the sea, art, thoughts about literature, and more. Spectre's unique reverence for boats and literature of the sea, and his many years as an editor of WoodenBoat Magazine, make this book a rich collection of maritime knowledge, and an intriguing reference work of sailor's lore
Spectre is more than the editor of this book; he writes with deep knowledge about the topics covered, and presents among other topics many worthwhile facts about clipper ships, rowing boats, seasick remedies, superstitions, navigational lore, and much more. Chapter heads include: Buy a Boat and You Buy the Sea; Many times, Beauty is the Difference; The Search for Comfort Afloat; Nautical Books, Memorable Opening Lines; Signaling the Old Fashioned Way; and much more.

The book is intended to pay homage to the writers and editors that have inspired Spectre over the years, in the hope that its contents will carry new sailors and readers to what Wm. McFee calls "harbors of memory

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Buy a boat and you buy the sea
Many times beauty is the difference
Speed on the ship
One of the excellentest artes that ever
The language of the sea
Signaling the oldfashioned way
Free at last
Think small
Wind and sails were made for each other
Sailcloth and rope
Knots rigging rigs and ballast
Who wants to be foretold the weather?
Sailors sail on their stomachs
The Captains charge is to command all
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Save yourself save others

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Peter H. Spectre is the author of The Mariner's Book of Days, published annually since 1992. He is also the author of A Passage of Time, A Goodly Ship, Different Waterfronts, and several other books. Formerly editor of WoodenBoat magazine, he is currently editor of Maine Boats & Harbors. He lives in Spruce Head, Maine

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