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The Last of the Cape Horners By Spencer Apollonio

The Last of the Cape Horners

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Square-rigged tall ships actually sailed on from the 1800s into the 1950s before disappearing from regular use. This book collects some of the best-written and most representative accounts of life aboard those ships that sailed around the southern tip of South America - the fabled "Cape Horners".

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The Last of the Cape Horners: Firsthand Accounts from the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships by Spencer Apollonio

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 pro-vide a realistic picture of a maritime era the likes of which will not ever be seen again.

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About Spencer Apollonio


Spencer Apollonio is a marine biologist who has sailed a tradition-al wooden gaff-rigged sloop along the coast of Maine for over twenty years. Boothbay Harbor is his homeport.

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GOR005412390
The Last of the Cape Horners: Firsthand Accounts from the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships by Spencer Apollonio
Spencer Apollonio
Used - Good
Hardback
Potomac Books Inc
2000-11-01
307
157488283X
9781574882834
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.