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The Last of the Cape Horners: Firsthand Accounts From the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships

Apollonio, Spencer

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ISBN 10: 1574884093 / ISBN 13: 9781574884098
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Title: The Last of the Cape Horners: Firsthand ...

Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.


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When we think of commercial sailing, most of us are apt to picture square-riggers as vessels of the nineteenth century or earlier. Yet the graceful, multi-masted beauties of our imaginations actually sailed on into the 1950s before they disappeared from the seas forever. Veteran sailor Spencer Apollonio has selected from little-known sources some of the best-written and most representative accounts of life aboard the last of these ships that sailed around the southern tip of South America --- the fabled "Cape Horners." Written by officers, crewmen, and passengers aboard American, British, and Finnish vessels, they provide a realistic picture of a maritime era the likes of which will not ever be seen again.

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Spencer Apollonio is a marine biologist who has sailed a traditional wooden gaff-rigged sloop along the coast of Maine for more than twenty years. Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is his homeport.

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