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Speck On The Sea Pb : Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels - William Longyard

Speck On The Sea Pb

Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels

Paperback Published: 27th July 2004
ISBN: 9780071440295
Number Of Pages: 384

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""A gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages made over the centuries.""

"--John Harland, author of "Seamanship in the Age of Sail

"A Speck on the Sea "chronicles the greatest ocean voyages attempted in the littlest boats. These feats include: Diego Mendez's voyage to rescue Columbus William Okeley's escape from slavery in a folding rowboat Ernest Shackleton's death-cheating journeys And more

"Bill Longyard has put together a gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages made over the centuries. This is destined to remain the definitive study of this topic for years. A great read!" - John Harland, maritime historian and author of Seamanship in the Age of Sail"

Introduction: Why Would Anyone Cross an Ocean in a Small Boat?p. 1
The Fogbound Past: 63 AD-16th Centuryp. 7
Inuit Kayakers Get Lost
Saint Brendan the Non-Navigator
Diego Mendez Saves Columbus
Two Desperate Escapes: the 17th and 18th Centuriesp. 21
William Okeley Rows for His Soul
Captain Bligh Saves Souls
Victorian Venturers: 1865-1876p. 42
God's Paddler, John MacGregor
Three Jeers for the Red, White & Blue
Inflated Dreams: The Nonpareil
Vanishing Beauty: The Vision
The John T. Ford: A Tragedy in One Act
The City of Ragusa Saga
Paul Boyton Floats to Glory and Coney Island
The Paths of Glory: 1876-1900p. 67
Alfred Johnson's Centennial
Take Your Wife, Please: The Crapos
Nathaniel Bishop Leaves His Cranberry Bog
Tanneguy de Wogan: The Paper Paddler
The Andrews Brothers
Norman and Thomas's Little Western
The Little Tub That Could: The City of Bath
Bernard Gilboy Leaves Home
Andrews Solo
The Mermaid vs. the Sea Serpent
The Christopher Columbus Gets Soaped
Norwegian Clammers Row for the American Dream
Fingerless Blackburn
Till Death Do Them Part
A World to Conquer: 1900-1920p. 122
The Man Who Didn't Circumnavigate
The Egg That Didn't Go Over Easy
Yakaboo and a Poet, Too
Stiff and Frozen Upper Lips: Shackleton and Worsley
The Mystery of Hope Cove
Lovers and Other Losers: 1920-1930sp. 146
Franz Romer: Canoeist or Kayaker?
Liebe Story: Paul and Aga Muller
Leaving Latvia: The Rebell Yell
Ivy League Vagabonds
Big Feat, Little Notice: The 1940sp. 173
Three Men in a Rubber Raft
Navy Hero Poon Lim: Thanks, Now Leave
Jack Schultz: Like Father, Like Son
Like Father, Like Daughter
Postwar Hopes: The Nova Espero
Goofy and Gallant: The 1950sp. 193
Jeeps Can Cross Anything, Including Oceans
Once More for Nova Espero
Sweet Sopranino
Dr. Bombard's Bombast?
Escape from the Foreign Legion but Not the Sharks
Trekka: Boy Makes Good
By Log Across the Atlantic
L'Egare Earns Its Merit Badge, Sorta
Dr. Lindemann Crosses in a Real Kayak
What's a Nice Balloon Like You Doing on an Ocean Like This?
Doing Your Own Thing: The 1960sp. 228
The Craig and the River Goddess
Kenichi Horie Brings Shame and Glory to His Family
Young John Riding vs. the OSTAR Geezers
Robert Manry Fights Suburbia on the Atlantic
The West Wight Potter Story
The Birth of the "Capsule" Boat
The First Great Rowing Race
Francis Brenton: Transoceanic on the Cheap
William Willis: Have Hernia, Will Travel
Jet Jockey Makes an April Fool of Himself
The Shagadelic Rower
The Pursuit of Happiness: The 1970sp. 264
By Lugger to Australia
Aoki and Van Ruth
David Blagden Tames a Willing Griffin
There's No Place Like Home, Thankfully: Shane's Shrimpy
Bas's Boat
Webb Chiles in an Open Boat
Mexican Minimalist Mariner Carlos Aragon
Spiess Girl
The Golden Decade: The 1980sp. 279
New Technology
Don't Forget the Catamarans: The Rag Tag Fleet
Starkell and Sons: Epic Canoeists
Sven the Swede: The Edison of Small-Boat Builders
Three Men Duke It Out for Who's Smallest
The 500 Days of Serge Testa
Ed Gillet Kayaks and Kites to Hawaii
French Impressions
Records and Redux: The 1990sp. 306
Stephen Ladd Squeaks through a War Zone
"Ant" Steward Does It in the Open
We're Great, But Don't Tell Anyone
Friends and Foes: Vihlen vs. McNally
Delaging the Question
Gvodev and Glasnost
Lecomte Swims for Love
New Faces and Old: The New Millenniump. 324
It's a Girl!
Elvis Has Left the Marina
The Humpback Kayak
The Glory of Spain on a Sea-Doo
Conclusion: To Sea, or Not to Sea: That is the Questionp. 330
A Final Warning Before You Go
Appendixp. 334
Rowers and Other Strangers
Other Notable Voyages
Notesp. 343
Bibliographyp. 353
Acknowledgmentsp. 361
Art Sourcesp. 364
Indexp. 366
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ISBN: 9780071440295
ISBN-10: 0071440291
Series: International Marine-RMP
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 27th July 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1