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Re: Recommended Reading

Yes sir, The Boy, Me and the Cat is THE book describing the ICW before it existed - heck, I run aground even with all the billboards, day-marks and what-nots. Mr. Plummer was active in human rights as well.

My copy doesn't leave the house . . .

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Re: Recommended Reading

Hi there,
I have just started reading 'All in the Same Boat" by Fiona McCall and Paul Howard. I'm not a great reader, but this book is hard to put down. Family from Toronto who sailed thru the St. Lawrence River, crossing the Atlantic and continued sailing the world. The second book is called "Still in the Same Boat". Not sure where it can be purchased, but it was available from our local Library.
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The story of Howard Blackburn is told in Joseph E. Garland’s “Lone Voyager” His desperate mid-winter 1883 rowing of a small fishing dory from the Burgeo Bank fishing grounds to refuge on the south coast of Newfoundland. Blackburn and his dorymate Thomas Welch had become separated from the Gloucester fishing schooner Grace L. Fears during a sudden squall and found themselves nearly sixty miles from the nearest land. Over the course of the ensuing five-day ordeal, Welch would give up and succumb to a merciful death, whereas Blackburn would allow his bare hands to freeze to the shape of the oars, and row until he reached land.

Though Blackburn survived he ultimately suffered the loss of most of his fingers and toes due to frostbite. In spite of his handicap, he later went on to twice sail solo across the Atlantic Ocean, earning himself the title “The Fingerless Navigator”.

"The Hard Way Around" The Passages of Joshua Slocum by Geoffrey Wolff.

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Re: Recommended Reading

Modern Marine Weather- David Burch
Marine SSB Operation- J.Michael Gale
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Do you want fiction also? I became addicted to the O'Brian (sp.?)Aubrey/Maturin series. Much better than the movie. Meticulously researched and the chacracters are extremely well-developed.
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Surely someone must have mentioned Chapman by now, but I didn't see it in the first 7 pages of posts. It's among the few books that may sell for more $ used than new on Amazon.

Also William F. Buckley Jr. wrote a book: Celestial Navigation Simplified. He teaches how to use the methods used by airmen before GPS existed.
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Just finished A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead. Not about sailing, but about fighting for freedom, which of course gives us all the freedom to sail A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
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Here is a remarkable collection of writings by a remarkable personal friend. E-books count right? Collections of stories and articles? Check this out. I think you will find many interesting and useful bits here.

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"Sea of Glory" by Nathaniel Philbrick. About the American Exploring Expedition in the 1840 to survey islands in the Pacific. Maybe already suggested but I just finished this book and it was good.
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Has anyone mentioned "Blue Latitudes" by Tony Horwitz? Its kind of a travelogue of following in the footsteps of Cooks sailing in the Pacific. Its pretty good...I am ready his latest "A Voyage Long and Strange" now and it is good as well.
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