Never Lose Steerage Way

By: Braidwood, Jack W.

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Original blue cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. The frontispiece map of Prinyer's Cove, Prince Edward County, Ontario, led me to jump to the conclusion that this was a folksy memory trip by one of the many local sailors who populate an area where I lived for more than 20 years. Not so. Instead, this author takes the reader from St. Petersburg, where he was born, to his compulsory service in the British Army, and eventually to Canada, still a young man. Only a few years of carefree yachting and the Great Depression pass before he's in uniform again - this time on special service with the British Navy ! It goes on like this to the last page, with many references to Picton and the Bay of Quinte as a nostalgic retreat from world travels. A real sailor's sailor ! There is a faint mildew stain to both covers. 248 pp.

Title: Never Lose Steerage Way

Author Name: Braidwood, Jack W.

Illustrator: Photos and Maps

Categories: Maritime, Biography,

Edition: First Printing Stated

Publisher: Picton, Ontario, The Picton Gazette: 1976

ISBN Number: 0920028020

ISBN Number 13: 9780920028025

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 005433

Keywords: Ship. Sailing. Building.