By William H. Longyard
A gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages revamped the centuries." --John Harland, writer of Seamanship within the Age of Sail
A Speck at the Sea chronicles the best ocean voyages tried within the littlest boats. those feats include:
• Diego Mendezs voyage to rescue Columbus
• William Okeley's break out from slavery in a folding rowboat
• Ernest Shackleton's death-cheating journeys
• And extra.
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