THE LAST OF THE CAPE HORNERS.

Woollard, Cmdr. Claude L. A. (Ed.).


£50.00




Ilfracombe, 1st.ed., 1967. 303 pp., 64 photo & other plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. Bookplate. In this book, published after the author’s death, Commander Woollard provides in Part I, an account of his own three voyages round the world aboard the three-masted barque PENRHYN CASTLE. In Part II, he presents 10 epic stories of life under sail, contributed by members of the Association of Cape Horners. These include : The tragic end of two Scottish sailing ships. Wrecked off Cape Horn. War time sailing ship losses in the South Pacific and Cape Horn. Two adventurous voyages in the BLACKBRAES. Dismasted off Cape Horn in the DYNOMENE. The life and untimely end of the DALGONAR. An unlucky captain – the foundering of the EIVION and CRICCIETH CASTLE. Illustrated with 64 plates and published in Devon some 50 years ago. FINE copy ; SCARCE.


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