A MILLION MILES IN SAIL. BEING THE STORY OF THE SEA CAREER OF CAPTAIN C. C. DIXON.

McCulloch, John Herries.


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Paternoster Library, 2nd imp. Of this ed., 1937. 255 + 4 (advt.) pp. port. frontis + 8 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Chipped d.j. o/w V.G. First published in 1933, this book tells the story of a sea-captain in the days of deep-sea square-riggers. He recalls his childhood aboard his father’s barque, bound from Liverpool to Valparaiso in 1881. Told in narrative form, he goes on to describe being shanghaied in Rio, life under sail in the ARCTIC STREAM, sailing around Cape Horn, life aboard the four-masted barque ELGINSHIRE, the discomfort of an Atlantic storm aboard the ERIN’S ISLE in 1899, etc. Illustrated with photographs including on-deck and aloft views.


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