Book Review

A Man for All Oceans

By Chris Szepessy

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Captain Joshua Slocum (1844-1909) was the first person to singlehandedly sail around the globe. Setting sail from Boston, MA in 1895 on a rebuilt 37-foot oyster sloop Spray, he returned to Newport, RI a little more than three years later, having logged 46,000 miles.

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The Tide

By Chris Szepessy

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Half of the world’s population lives along ocean coastlines where the tides ebb and flow every day, yet most of us do not fully understand the natural mechanisms that keep an incomprehensible volume of water in constant motion.

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South

By Chris Szepessy

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Written nearly a century ago, the story polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition – the first trek across Antarctica from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the South Pole – is a classic tale of survival in brutal conditions.

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Sailing Alone Around the World

By Chris Szepessy

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Most sailors have read Joshua Slocum’s firsthand account of the world’s first solo circumnavigation. You probably own a well-worn copy of Sailing Alone Around the World, but it’s nothing like this beautifully produced illustrated edition from Zenith Press.

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No Ordinary Being

By Chris Szepessy

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As a young schoolboy and avid sailor at Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts in the early 1950s, Llewellyn Howland III was drawn to one of his predecessors at the school, W. Starling Burgess, the designer of the grand J-Boat defenders of the America’s Cup: Enterprise, Rainbow, and Ranger; and the glorious staysail schooner Nina.

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