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Learning the Ropes: An Apprentice on the Last of the Windjammers

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In 1938, Eric Newby signed on as an apprentice on the Finnish four-masted barque Moshulu for a 'round-the-world' voyage transiting between Europe and Australia. It was the toughest imaginable introduction to the sailor's life. Few of the crew spoke English, and he was ordered atop the rigging — 200 feet above deck — before he could get out of his best jacket and shoes. More extraordinary still, between his shifts he managed to photograph day-to-day life aboard the antique vessel, and on others like her in various ports of call. Though he did not realize it then, these pictures soon became historic, for with a world war brewing, there would never again be a cavalcade of square riggers such as made the circuit that year. Remarkably, the Moshulu is still afloat and is now a restaurant ship, moored in Philadelphia.

About the Author

Eric Newby is the author of fifteen other adventure classics, including The Last Grain Race, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, Love and War in the Apennines, and What the Traveler Saw. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812932522
Subtitle:
(an apprentice seaman on the last of the windjammers )
Author:
Newby, Eric
Author:
Newby, Eric
Publisher:
Times Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Seafaring life
Subject:
Sailing ships
Subject:
Windjammers
Edition Number:
1st US ed.
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
c1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144 p.
Dimensions:
9.90x10.01x.78 in. 2.05 lbs.

Related Subjects

Transportation » Nautical » General
Transportation » Nautical » Sailing
Transportation » Nautical » Ships and Ship History

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