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On the eve of the US Bicentennial, newsman Coleridge Taylor is covering Operation Sail. New York Harbor is teeming with tall ships from all over the world....
In 1916, a tall ship named Hero sailed under Norwegian colours out of the Elbe river in Germany. Loaded with cargo and ostensibly bound for Australia, she was in reality a German raider: the Seeadler, commanded by German aristocrat Count Felix von Luckner. She was tasked with destroying as many British merchant vessels as possible. Telling the story from the viewpoint of the utterly foxed and infuriated British Admiralty trying to capture this mysterious raider, The Sea Devil follows von
The original India Pale Ale was pure gold in a glass; a semi-mythical beer specially invented, in the 19th century, to travel halfway around the world, through storms and tropical sunshine, and arrive in perfect condition for a long, cold drink on an Indian verandah. But although you can still buy beers with `IPA' on the label they are, to be frank, a pale imitation of the original. For the first time in 140 years, a keg of Burton IPA has been brewed with the original recipe for a voyage to
An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to San Diego, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of San Diego.Explore Balboa Park's stunning gardens, visit famous San Diego Zoo, stroll along the Embarcadero to the historic Star of India tall ship, or soak up the city's nautical heritage at the Maritime Museum. From Top 10 gardens and nature reserves to the Top 10 beaches - discover the best of San Diego with
For all its romance, the tall-ship renaissance has a tragic side....
Repackaged to tie-in with hardback publication of `The Reavers' and to appeal to a new generation of George MacDonald Fraser fans, `The Pyrates' is a swashbuckling romp of a novel. The Pyrates is all the swashbucklers that ever were, rolled into one great Technicoloured pantomime - tall ships and desert islands, impossibly gallant adventurers and glamorous heroines, buried treasure and Black Spots, devilish Dons and ghastly dungeons, plots, duels, escapes, savage rituals, tender
A tall ship is trrapped on a sandbar in 1885, broadsides by heavy seas and doomed to destruction on a lonely Brazilian Beach....
The long journey of the Neptune is well underway. Lady Vivian is counting on her associate Long John Silver to take control of the expedition. But Silver doesn't have enough men to take over the ship, and Captain Hastings doesn't trust him. In the close quarters of a tall ship, tensions rise; betrayal looms - Blood will be spilled before the vessel reaches the Amazon, and a single act of routine brutality will throw the Neptune into a maelstrom of death.
An updated and expanded edition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this iconic ship. The narrative spans her construction at Dumbarton in 1869; her famous tea voyages as well as those with other cargoes; her career under a Portuguese flag; her subsequent return to the Thames, Greenwich; and the dramatic fire, painstaking restoration and glorious reopening in April 2012.The book has been developed from the outset with the Cutty Sark Trust and takes the form of a chronological career narrative
One clear morning in May, Nick Thorpe left his Edinburgh flat, ducked off the commuter route and hitched a ride aboard a little white canal boat, heading west towards the sea. It was the first mutinous step in a delightful boat-hopping odyssey that would take him 2500 miles through Scotland's canals, lochs and coastal waters, from the industrial Clyde to the scattered islands of Viking Shetland. Writing with characteristic humour and candour, the award-winning author of EIGHT MEN AND A DUCK
Around 200 sailing vessels take part in the Tall Ships series of races, which travel the world each year. They regularly attract up to five million spectators, easily making them the largest public attendance of any event in the world. When the ships are in port, they are often open to the public to view them, from period Victorian sailing ships to brand-new sailing vessels with every modern convenience. One of the challenges for spectators is working our which ship is which and the Tall Ships
Welcome to 1980s Newcastle. The city had undergone great change during the previous two decades and, despite the 'winter of discontent' that ended the 1970s, many looked towards the 1980s with hope and optimism. Sweet Dreams indeed! Looking back, for many in the North East, the 1980s evoke central government's divisive policies and the uncertainty they brought, the destruction of traditional industries of the area such as mining and shipbuilding, and the growth of the service sector. By 1989
Captain James Cook's three epic journeys between 1768 and 1779 were the last great voyages of discovery. Sailing some 170,000 miles, Cook's ships reached every continent and every ocean, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from Kamchatka to Java to Easter Island to the coast of Oregon. Before Cook set off, one third of the world's map remained, simply, blank. By the time he was done, there was little left to discover. Cook and his men were also among the first Europeans to encounter Pacific
Tall ships epitomize the glamour, majesty and romance of the sea. This book - supported and endorsed by Sail Training International - is a celebration of tall ships today, shining a spotlight on the world`s most interesting and glamorous tall ships, the most spectacular regattas, races and adventurous passages, and the huge array of people who sail on them.With gorgeous photography and absorbing text, the book is divided into four chapters: 1) Origins and Evolution, telling the story of tall
Features: -Size: Mini.-Shape: Rectangle.-Orientation: Vertical.-Made in France.-Made in France.-The ropes on a tall ship..-Subject: Nautical & Beach.-Product Type: Photograph.-Print Type: Photographic Print.-Frame Type: Picture Frame.-Primary Art Material: Paper -Primary Art Material Details: High quality white, non-glossy, 230g paper..-Colour: Beige/Brown.-Number of Items Included: 1.-Pieces Included: .-Artist: Laurence David.-Orientation: Vertical.-Size: Mini 25 cm - 44 cm.-Shape: