Camden ME: International Marine Publishing, 1972.
Illustrated by Illustrated. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ in Good dust jacket. Item #13441
Cocked, light edge stains and foxing, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket taped tears, edgewear, random foxing, rubbed, wear. Solid hardcover. ; "This book is a tale of two voyages. In the winter of 1937, Bowker went as seaman in the American four-masted coasting schooner, Alvena, from New York to Nova Scotia. She was a tired, old schooner. ... She made it, but only because the gale that was driving her offshore and sinking her didn't last quite long enough to finish her off. Bowker next shipped out in a Nova Scotian three-master, the E P Theriault, bound from Lunenburg to Georgetown, Guiana, thence to the Essequibo River and on to Grenada. ... Bowker left the vessel in Grenada after his confrontation with the captain led to a survey that declared the Schooner unfit for sea." Contents: I: A gallant, faded lady --Hired --The beginnings --The Alvena --Eastward from Boston --Alvena good-bye --II: The Lunenburg Dutchman --Bluenose country --To Demerara --Crew trouble --Grenada --Comeuppance. ; 209,  pl pages.
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