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THE WAY OF A SHIP: A SQUARE-RIGGER VOYAGE IN THE LAST DAYS OF SAIL Derek Lundy 2002 Hardcover DJ Fine
By Lundy, Derek
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New York, ECCO, 2002, 1st ECCO edition. 364 pp. b/w photos, illustrations, map. Hardcover with dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom of pages, else Fine.

Benjamin Lundy crossed oceans under sail in the late nineteenth century and over one hundred years later Derek Lundy, his great-great nephew, has recreated that journey. In The Way of a Ship he places Benjamin on board the Beara Head with a community of fellow seamen as they perform the exhausting and dangerous work of sailing a square-rigger across the Atlantic and round Cape Horn Lundy adorns his story of an extraordinary journey with a profound knowledge of the sea and sailing, and reminds us that the ocean voyage under sail is an overarching metaphor for life itself.

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