A SPECK ON THE SEA
By Longyard, William

"A gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages made over the centuries."

--John Harland, author of Seamanship in the Age of Sail

A Speck on the Sea chronicles the greatest ocean voyages attempted in the littlest boats. These feats include:

  • Diego Mendez's voyage to rescue Columbus

  • William Okeley's escape from slavery in a folding rowboat

  • Ernest Shackleton's death-cheating journeys

  • And more


DOI: 10.1036/0071440291

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Author Biography

William H. Longyard (Winston-Salem, NC) has paddled, rowed, and sailed small boats for 25 years. A high school English teacher, he has published several books and written articles for boating journals.


A SPECK ON THE SEA
Author(s): Longyard, William
ISBN: 0071440291
DOI: 10.1036/0071440291

Format: paperback, 384 pages.
Pub date: 27 Jul 2004
Copyright: 2004
$16.95 US
Product Line: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press (McGraw-Hill)

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