engrossing memoir of working on a tall ship as it circumnavigates the
globe has more than enough nautical detail for Patrick O'Brian fans, but
its lasting pleasures derive from more modern sensibilities.”
“Sure to please armchair sailors and weathered old salts . . .
Crockett has crafted an excellent read. At times comical, other times
poetic, and always entertaining . . . Highly recommended!”
“One would be justified in doubting if there would be any more classic
written accounts of old-fashioned seafaring in the tradition of Dana's Two
Years Before the Mast or Newby's The Last Grain Race. It is
therefore a pleasure to report that Rigel Crockett has produced a
first-rate account . . . and it stands squarely in that tradition.”
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