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Sailing with Vancouver: A Modern Sea Dog, Antique Charts and a Voyage Through Time

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"Could I have been one of them?" That was what Sam McKinney wondered as he retraced, alone, the explorations of Captain George Vancouver and his men from Puger Sound to Queen Charlotte Sound. In the 1790s, they rowed for long hours day after day, camping on rocky beaches in all weathers and charting the intricate coastline for the first time. Two hundred years later, McKinney followed them in his 25-foot sailboat, anchoring where they did, meeting the same winds and waves, and sharing "the link of vulnerability that is the ever-present condition of all people who go to sea."

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Could I have been one of them?" That was what Sam McKinney wondered as he retraced, alone, the explorations of Captain George Vancouver and his men from Puget Sound to Queen Charlotte Sound. In the 1790s, they rowed for long hours day after day, camping on rocky beaches in all weathers and charting the intricate coastline for the first time. Two hundred years later, McKinney followed them in his 25-foot sailboat, anchoring where they did, meeting the same winds and waves, and sharing "the link of vulnerability that is the ever-present condition of all people who go to sea." Describing the two voyages, McKinney offers insightful comparisons of what sailors saw and experienced, in the 18th century and today, around the Inland Sea. At the end of his trip he, like Vancouver, claimed the area he had explored, "not by deed of ownership but out of love for the place, its staggering beauty . [and] the memories of the people and cultures who have found homes along its shores.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781894898126
Publisher:
Touchwood Editions
Location:
Victoria, B.C.
Author:
McKinney, Sam
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Northwest Coast of North America
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Subject:
World History-General
Series Volume:
04-105
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.50x5.60x.57 in. .64 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » Canada
History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » Nautical » General
Transportation » Nautical » Nautical Lore
Transportation » Nautical » Pacific Northwest » General
Transportation » Nautical » Sailing
Travel » Travel Writing » General

Sailing with Vancouver: A Modern Sea Dog, Antique Charts and a Voyage Through Time
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"Synopsis" by , Could I have been one of them?" That was what Sam McKinney wondered as he retraced, alone, the explorations of Captain George Vancouver and his men from Puget Sound to Queen Charlotte Sound. In the 1790s, they rowed for long hours day after day, camping on rocky beaches in all weathers and charting the intricate coastline for the first time. Two hundred years later, McKinney followed them in his 25-foot sailboat, anchoring where they did, meeting the same winds and waves, and sharing "the link of vulnerability that is the ever-present condition of all people who go to sea." Describing the two voyages, McKinney offers insightful comparisons of what sailors saw and experienced, in the 18th century and today, around the Inland Sea. At the end of his trip he, like Vancouver, claimed the area he had explored, "not by deed of ownership but out of love for the place, its staggering beauty . [and] the memories of the people and cultures who have found homes along its shores.
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