The Last Grain Race

Eric Newby

Published by William Collins, 2014
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Synopsis: At the age of 18, Eric Newby signed on as an apprentice on the four-masted sailing ship Moshulu of the Erikson line for the round trip from Europe to Australia and back, outwards by way of the Cape of Good Hope and round Cape Horn. This was to be an historic voyage, a dramatic personal adventure.

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Title: The Last Grain Race
Publisher: William Collins
Publication Date: 2014
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