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Lone Voyager: The Extraordinary Adventures of Howard Blackburn Hero Fisherman of Gloucester

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Like countless Gloucester fishermen before and since, Howard Blackburn and Tom Welch were trawling for halibut on the Newfoundland banks in an open dory in 1883 when a sudden blizzard separated them from their mother ship. Alone on the empty North Atlantic, they battled towering waves and frozen spray to stay afloat. Welch soon succumbed to exposure, and Blackburn did the only thing he could: He rowed for shore. He rowed five days without food or water, with his hands frozen to the oars, to reach the coast of Newfoundland. Yet his tests had only begun. andlt;BRandgt; So begins Joe Garland's extraordinary account of the hero fisherman of Gloucester. Incredibly, though Blackburn lost his fingers to his icy misadventure, he went on to set a record for swiftest solo sailing voyage across the Atlantic that stood for decades. andlt;Iandgt;Lone Voyagerandlt;/Iandgt; is a Homeric saga of survival at sea and a thrilling portrait of the world's most fabled fishing port in the age of sail.

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This fascinating story of sailing and adventure is also a heart-felt celebration of a man who remains an iconic figure among all sailors who take to the sea alone. In 1883, Howard Blackburn set sail from Gloucester Harbor with another fisherman to fish from a dory. When a sudden squall erupted, the situation they encountered was anything but routine. 57 photos.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Joseph E. Garland,andlt;/Bandgt; a former newspaperman, has written extensively on social, maritime and medical history, including thirteen books about Gloucester and Boston's North Shore and some 350 columns in the andlt;Iandgt;Gloucester Daily Times.andlt;/Iandgt; A longtime sailor, he and his wife, Helen, live on the Eastern Point shore of Gloucester's outer harbor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684872636
Author:
Garland, Joseph E.
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Ocean travel
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Boats and boating
Subject:
Seafaring life
Subject:
Sailors
Subject:
Sailing, Single-handed
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
106-782
Publication Date:
July 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
57 b+w photos andamp; maps
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 15.33 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This fascinating story of sailing and adventure is also a heart-felt celebration of a man who remains an iconic figure among all sailors who take to the sea alone. In 1883, Howard Blackburn set sail from Gloucester Harbor with another fisherman to fish from a dory. When a sudden squall erupted, the situation they encountered was anything but routine. 57 photos.
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