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Cape Horn Birthday

Author : Peter Freeman
ISBN : 1948494051
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Cape Horn Birthday documents the extraordinary non-stop round-the-world journey of a lone sailor and his thirty-two-foot sloop. GPS did not exist when Peter Freeman set sail from Victoria, British Columbia, in 1984. Peter navigated the old-fashioned way, with a compass, a sextant, books of tables, and his wits. Along the way, he had to rebuild the self-steering rudder, repair torn sails, and fix broken gear. Peter encountered a severe lightning storm, snow, and hailstorms as he sailed as close to the Antarctic ice as he dared. Near Île Kerguélen in the South Indian Ocean, Laiviņa almost rolled over in a violent storm. While the little sloop was inverted, Peter was under water, helplessly tied to the pushpit rails holding his breath as he waited for the sturdy little craft to right herself. Along the New Zealand coastline, Peter joined in a race and took line honours for the Overseas Entry Class before crossing the Pacific back to Victoria, British Columbia. Upon arrival, Peter was greeted with the news that he had broken the existing world record.

Endeavour At Cape Horn

Author : John Selwyn Gilbert
ISBN : 9781291612882
Genre : Travel
File Size : 34. 10 MB
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This book is about a long journey by sea, from Fremantle, in Western Australia, to Whitby, in Yorkshire. It took 139 days and the author and his shipmates travelled 16,626 miles. They were crewing on board the Endeavour Replica, modelled on Captain Cook's ship, in which he completed a similar journey in the opposite direction in the eighteenth century. The journey is full of hazards and privations, like Cook's own journey, and the adventures and the vicissitudes are well described and well remembered. The author celebrated his 59th. birthday close to the spot on the earth's surface that is furthest from any land.

Notes Of A Voyage To California Via Cape Horn

Author : Samuel Curtis Upham
ISBN : WISC:89067328831
Genre : Associated pioneers of the territorial days of California
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Samuel Curtis Upham (1819-1885) was a clerk in a Philadelphia merchant house when he decided to try his luck in California in January, 1849. Sailing round the Horn, he visited Rio de Janeiro and Talcahuana before landing in San Francisco. After a brief career as a gold miner at the Calaveras diggings, Upham moved to Sacramento, where he published the Sacramento Transcript, May-August 1850. Notes of a voyage to California (1878) includes Upham's memoirs of his early years in California, with special attention to Sacramento's colorful history in 1850. He closes his narrative with a brief description of his return to Philadelphia that same year via Panama. The book's lengthy appendix contains chapters on California journalism, the California exhibition at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, and various reunion dinners and other events sponsored by the California "Pioneers" association.

Between Latitudes

Author : Edwin M. Woods
ISBN : 9781462044450
Genre : Travel
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A travelogue with a personal touch relating day to day experiences of the author in essay form. The author tells of adventures in Mongolia and Siberia with smugglers on the train, visits nomads in the Gobi, Lake Baikal in Siberia, the Great Wall of China, and Forbidden City. He visits the Irish and backpacks in Tuscany; cruises across the Atlantic to visit England; explores the regions of France; and satisfies his curiosity about the Lapland provinces of Finland, Norway, and Sweden. In the developing countries of southeastern Europe, he sees Gypies, horse-drawn carts alongside automobiles, and Vlad's Castle in Transylvania; takes in the beautiful scenery of the Dalmatian Coast; visits Bosnia, with its bullet holes in buildings. "Between latitudes" from the top of Europe and the Arctic Circle to the bottom of South America, he visits the Chilean fjords and sails around Cape Horn and hikes along Iguazu Falls.

European Encounters With The Yamana People Of Cape Horn Before And After Darwin

Author : Anne Chapman
ISBN : 9780521513791
Genre : History
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A narration of dramas played out from 1578 to 2000 in Tierra del Fuego by the native Yamana, Darwin, explorers, sealers, whalers and missionaries.

Astronauts Of Cape Horn

Author : Nicholas Gray
ISBN : 9781912643684
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 35. 65 MB
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In 1969, the first two men landed on the moon. There were five other landings, leading to a total of twelve astronauts standing on the moon. A further six circled above while the world watched. Also in 1969, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was the first man to sail solo non-stop around the world south of Cape Horn. He was the eighth of only eleven men who rounded the Horn alone before the final moon landing. Those eleven men had no-one watching them. This dramatic and exciting book, written so vividly you can feel the sea's spray on your face and taste the salt on your lips, tells the story of the lives of those eleven men and their sailing exploits, and compares and contrasts their voyages with what the twelve space astronauts achieved. 'One famous astronaut spoke of "a small step for man, one great leap for mankind". For those who go to sea, rather than into space, there's no greater step than rounding the Horn.' From the preface, written by Paul Heiney

Solo Around Cape Horn

Author : Edward Allcard
ISBN : 9780956072245
Genre : Travel
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The year is 1966, and a pioneering English yachtsman heads south - alone - towards Cape Horn, and into a territory unknown to yachtsmen. This is the tale of a wilderness cruise on the desert coast of Argentina and in the snowy Chilean fjords, but between the two halves, at the summit of the adventure, is the story of a sailor fighting for his life.

Forty Niners Round The Horn

Author : Charles R. Schultz
ISBN : 1570033293
Genre : Travel
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Drawing upon more than one hundred unpublished diaries, Schultz profiles the individuals who embarked on these journeys and demonstrates how markedly the gold rush voyages differed from general commercial trading and whaling ventures."--BOOK JACKET.

The Birthday Gift For Boys And Girls

Author : William Martin
ISBN : OXFORD:600069220
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The Golden Light Upon The Two Americas

Author : Frank W. Sandford
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173023191831
Genre : Latin America
File Size : 82. 83 MB
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