The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail

The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail
Author: Derek Lundy
Language English
Pages: 368
ISBN10: 0060935375
Genre: History
Goodreads Rating: 3.94
ISBN13: 9780060935375
Published: March 30th 2004 by Ecco

When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined: a treacherous, white-knuckle passage around that notorious "graveyard of ships," Cape Horn.

A century later, Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling Godforsaken Sea and an accomplished amateur seaman himself, set out to recount his forebear's journey. The Way of a Ship is a mesmerizing account of life on board a square-rigger, a remarkable reconstruction of a harrowing voyage through the most dangerous waters. Derek Lundy's masterful account evokes the excitement, romance, and brutality of a bygone era -- "a fantastic ride through one of the greatest moments in the history of adventure" (Seattle Times).