THROUGH HOLLAND IN THE VIVETTE. THE CRUISE OF A 4-TONNER FROM THE SOLENT TO THE ZUYDER ZEE, THROUGH DUTCH WATERWAYS.

Chatterton, E. Keble.


£50.00




Seeley, Service Co., 1st.ed., 1913. 248 + 8 (advt.) pp., guarded frontis + 59 other illustrations, harbour plans & charts ; pict. e.ps. Grey pict. Cloth ; neatly re-backed ; original spine laid down. 21 x 16cm. A crossed-out inscription on blank flyleaf & presentation inscription to Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. V.G. Following the success of his earlier work, Down Channel in the VIVETTE, (1910), the author and his sailing mate, Norman S. Carr (who illustrates this book) take off on another adventure aboard their 4-ton sailing craft which was designed and built by the Grays barge-builders, E. J. & W. Goldsmith Ltd. Following "a chapter of accidents", they sail to see Holland and set out from Southampton for Ramsgate via Newhaven. From Ramsgate, they cross the English Channel to Calais and on to Ostend via Dunkirk. From Ostend they sail to Flushing, through the island of Walcheren, and call at Veere, Numansdorp, Dordrecht, Gouwe, Amsterdam, and Nieuwendam ; before heading homeward bound southwards through Holland and across the English Channel and North Sea, dropping anchor at Harty Ferry in the East Swale on the coast of Kent. The author vividly describes his impressions of Holland before the First World War and describes and illustrates his maritime observations while at sea, including the wreck of the giant German barque PREUSSEN ashore under the cliffs of Dover. Contains 60 drawings and photographs by Norman Carr.


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