Looking for A Ship

Looking for A Ship

Book - 1990
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Recounts a voyage of one of the last great American merchant ships, the "Stella Lykes," revealing a wealth of maritime lore as crew members tell stories of their careers on the ocean

McMillan Palgrave

This is an extraordinary tale of life on the high seas aboard one of the last American merchant ships, the S.S. Stella Lykes, on a forty-two-day journey from Charleston down the Pacific coast of South America. As the crew of the Stella Lykes makes their ocean voyage, they tell stories of other runs and other ships, tales of disaster, stupidity, greed, generosity, and courage.

Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, c1990
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374190774
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 22 cm


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Nov 29, 2017

I read this author´s non fiction book about the geology of the northeastern USA: ¨In Suspect Terrain.¨ Very good writing, if a little dated in the discussion of the new theory of plate tectonics.

ser_library Jan 22, 2014

McPhee's writing is direct, accessible, packed with facts and well organized; one learns much.

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