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Tall Ships Down By Daniel Parrott

Tall Ships Down by Daniel Parrott

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Contains five stories of tragic loss at sea that claimed 112 lives. This title presents the circumstances of loss from forensic evidence, expert testimony, survivors' memories. It shows how small and seemingly insignificant lapses can produce fatal consequences at sea.

Tall Ships Down Summary

Tall Ships Down by Daniel Parrott

This title contains five stories of tragic loss at sea. Once nearly swept from the seas, tall ships have experienced a fifty-year renaissance as sail training and passenger vessels. But that resurgence has had a tragic side, and professional mariner and maritime scholar Dan Parrott explores it in this groundbreaking reconstruction of five infamous losses that claimed 112 lives. Parrott's vivid re-creations of each final voyage dissect the circumstances of loss from forensic evidence, expert testimony, survivors' memories, and his own considerable experience. Rich with history and lore, "Tall Ships Down" shows unforgettably how small and seemingly insignificant lapses can produce fatal consequences at sea.'An engaging - and heartrending - book' - "Ocean Navigator". 'In addition to being a fabulous read, "Tall Ships Down" is a sailing seminar for both active and armchair sailors' - "Sailing". 'The careful detail makes gripping reading. Not much detective fiction holds a reader's attention so well' - "WoodenBoat". 'A closely reasoned seaman's appraisal' - "SAIL". 'This extraordinary book is a must-read for anyone interested in the world of tall ships' - Tall Ships and Sail Training International. 'An important contribution to maritime studies. Parrott writes with ease and authority, carefully blending both historical and technical data' - "Baltimore Sun". 'If you're a fan of sea stories, you should have a great time reading "Tall Ships Down"' - "Connecticut Post".

Tall Ships Down Reviews

There is something endlessly fascinating about shipwrecks, as this book so admirably demonstrates. Parrott writes with ease and authority, carefully blending both historical and technical data. - Baltimore Sun; Gripping reading. Not much detective fiction holds a reader's attention so well. A must-read for anyone with any interest in large sailing ships in general, and square-riggers in particular. - WoodenBoat; If you might like to read a closely reasoned seaman's appraisal of not one, but several maritime disasters, you will be richly rewarded by Tall Ships Down. - SAIL

About Daniel Parrott

Captain Daniel S. Parrott began a full-time professional maritime career in 1983 after earning a B.A. in English and Government from Colby College. Since then he has served as mate and master of various tall ships on missions around the world. From 1998 through 2002 he commanded the 170-foot topsail schooner Pride of Baltimore II, a replica of an 1812 Baltimore clipper whose goodwill and educational missions have taken her throughout North and South America and to Europe and the Far East. Parrott holds a master of arts in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and a U.S. Coast Guard license for Master of Oceans, Motor, Steam and Auxiliary-Sail, 1600 Tons. He now serves on the faculty of the Maine Maritime Academy. HOMETOWN: Blue Hill, Maine

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction: Signing OnPamir (1905 - 1957)Albatross (1921 - 1961)Marques (1917 - 1984)Pride of Baltimore (1977 - 1986)Maria Asumpta (1858 - 1995)Conclusion: Paying OffAppendixStabilityBeaufort Wind ScaleModern Materials on Traditional ShipsIn Memoriam: The Names of the LostNotesAcknowledgmentsIndex

Additional information

GOR004613545
9780071435451
007143545X
Tall Ships Down by Daniel Parrott
Used - Very Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2004-03-16
352
N/A
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