1st.ed., 1964. 191 pp., 24 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. D.j. torn with some loss, o/w V.G. In 1964 square-riggers raced from Lisbon to Bermuda as part of Operation Sail, an event intended to coincide with the opening of the New York World's Fair. The author took the opportunity to recall the square-riggers of the 19th and 20th centuries : clippers that carried passengers and freight between Liverpool and New York during the 1860s, or battled their way round Cape Horn carrying luxury goods from China and the Far East. Many famous windjammers and their hard-bitten crews are brought into sharp focus. Vessels include RED JACKET, JAMES BAINES, LIGHTNING, CUTTY SARK, FLYING CLOUD, BLACKADDER, OLIVEBANK, THERMOPYLAE, PASSAT, HERZOGIN CECILIE, etc.