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Two Years Before The Mast is available for free on the internet.
It's a good story, made even more interesting in that the author was so inspired by his experience to become an attorney specializing in defending seamens' rights.

Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana - Project Gutenberg
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I just this moment finished "The Boat Who Wouldn't Float" by Farley Mowat. It is now one of my favorite sailing books. It is a hilarious, true story of how Mowat bought a Newfoundland schooner to sail to paradise, only the schooner desperately wanted to sink instead and made many attempts to do so.

I highly recommend it. At just under 250 pages (paperback), it's a great weekend read.
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