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Speck on the Sea Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels

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ISBN-10: 0071440291

ISBN-13: 9780071440295

Edition: 2004

Authors: William Longyard

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List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 8/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144

Introduction: Why Would Anyone Cross an Ocean in a Small Boat?
The Fogbound Past: 63 AD-16th Century
Inuit Kayakers Get Lost
Saint Brendan the Non-Navigator
Diego Mendez Saves Columbus
Two Desperate Escapes: the 17th and 18th Centuries
William Okeley Rows for His Soul
Captain Bligh Saves Souls
Victorian Venturers: 1865-1876
God's Paddler, John MacGregor
Three Jeers for the Red, White & Blue
Inflated Dreams: The Nonpareil
Vanishing Beauty: The Vision
The John T. Ford: A Tragedy in One Act
The City of Ragusa Saga
Paul Boyton Floats to Glory and Coney Island
The Paths of Glory: 1876-1900
Alfred Johnson's Centennial
Take Your Wife, Please: The Crapos
Nathaniel Bishop Leaves His Cranberry Bog
Tanneguy de Wogan: The Paper Paddler
The Andrews Brothers
Norman and Thomas's Little Western
The Little Tub That Could: The City of Bath
Bernard Gilboy Leaves Home
Andrews Solo
The Mermaid vs. the Sea Serpent
The Christopher Columbus Gets Soaped
Norwegian Clammers Row for the American Dream
Fingerless Blackburn
Till Death Do Them Part
A World to Conquer: 1900-1920
The Man Who Didn't Circumnavigate
The Egg That Didn't Go Over Easy
Yakaboo and a Poet, Too
Stiff and Frozen Upper Lips: Shackleton and Worsley
The Mystery of Hope Cove
Lovers and Other Losers: 1920-1930s
Franz Romer: Canoeist or Kayaker?
Liebe Story: Paul and Aga Muller
Leaving Latvia: The Rebell Yell
Ivy League Vagabonds
Big Feat, Little Notice: The 1940s
Three Men in a Rubber Raft
Navy Hero Poon Lim: Thanks, Now Leave
Jack Schultz: Like Father, Like Son
Like Father, Like Daughter
Postwar Hopes: The Nova Espero
Goofy and Gallant: The 1950s
Jeeps Can Cross Anything, Including Oceans
Once More for Nova Espero
Sweet Sopranino
Dr. Bombard's Bombast?
Escape from the Foreign Legion but Not the Sharks
Trekka: Boy Makes Good
By Log Across the Atlantic
L'Egare Earns Its Merit Badge, Sorta
Dr. Lindemann Crosses in a Real Kayak
What's a Nice Balloon Like You Doing on an Ocean Like This?
Doing Your Own Thing: The 1960s
The Craig and the River Goddess
Kenichi Horie Brings Shame and Glory to His Family
Young John Riding vs. the OSTAR Geezers
Robert Manry Fights Suburbia on the Atlantic
The West Wight Potter Story
The Birth of the "Capsule" Boat
The First Great Rowing Race
Francis Brenton: Transoceanic on the Cheap
William Willis: Have Hernia, Will Travel
Jet Jockey Makes an April Fool of Himself
The Shagadelic Rower
The Pursuit of Happiness: The 1970s
By Lugger to Australia
Aoki and Van Ruth
David Blagden Tames a Willing Griffin
There's No Place Like Home, Thankfully: Shane's Shrimpy
Bas's Boat
Webb Chiles in an Open Boat
Mexican Minimalist Mariner Carlos Aragon
Spiess Girl
The Golden Decade: The 1980s
New Technology
Don't Forget the Catamarans: The Rag Tag Fleet
Starkell and Sons: Epic Canoeists
Sven the Swede: The Edison of Small-Boat Builders
Three Men Duke It Out for Who's Smallest
The 500 Days of Serge Testa
Ed Gillet Kayaks and Kites to Hawaii
French Impressions
Records and Redux: The 1990s
Stephen Ladd Squeaks through a War Zone
"Ant" Steward Does It in the Open
We're Great, But Don't Tell Anyone
Friends and Foes: Vihlen vs. McNally
Delaging the Question
Gvodev and Glasnost
Lecomte Swims for Love
New Faces and Old: The New Millennium
It's a Girl!
Elvis Has Left the Marina
The Humpback Kayak
The Glory of Spain on a Sea-Doo
Conclusion: To Sea, or Not to Sea: That is the Question
A Final Warning Before You Go
Appendix
Rowers and Other Strangers
Other Notable Voyages
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Art Sources
Index