Round the World in the Wrong Season
The book follows the narrator out of school and across the Pacific. At only 23 he has command of a 68-foot Burmese-teak ketch built in Scotland thrust upon him. The owner is on a voyage home to his death, and along the way they hire sailors twice the skipper's age.
The 100-page collection of travel writing is non-fiction and unique. There are first-hand narratives of hitchhiking alone through East Africa, of voyages with untested crews across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, of storms, knife and shark attacks, robberies and wrecks. Aside from travel writing, they are fiction. Today's teens will empathize with some of the anger, the questioning of authority, and the rebelliousness put forth in this exciting work.
Mailboats of the Bahamas
A humble fleet of cast-off merchant boats continues to serve over 50 remote communities in the Bahamas archipelago. This first-of-its-kind book traces the story of over 200 vessels and their owners and mariners through hurricanes and politics to deliver church pews, screws, soda, thread, animals, produce, and more.