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Seafaring Lore & Legend: A Miscellany of Maritime Myth, Superstition, Fable, and Fact Peter D. Jeans

Seafaring Lore & Legend: A Miscellany of Maritime Myth, Superstition, Fable, and Fact

Peter D. Jeans

Published February 7th 2007
ISBN : 9780071486569
Paperback
370 pages
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A valuable and lively resource. Jeans sorts truth from fiction with a sure hand and does full justice to both. --Peter Stanford, President Emeritus, National Maritime Historical SocietyA veritable sourcebook of nautical history, beliefs, andMoreA valuable and lively resource. Jeans sorts truth from fiction with a sure hand and does full justice to both. --Peter Stanford, President Emeritus, National Maritime Historical SocietyA veritable sourcebook of nautical history, beliefs, and heritage. Every true mariner will get lost in this book.--BoatingSeafaring Lore and Legend is a storehouse of wonders for those who love the sea. From Noahs Ark to Thor Heyerdahls raft, from Atlantis to the Northwest Passage, author Peter Jeans scours the ages and the seven seas for fanciful, inspiring, and bizarre tales of sea monsters, ghost ships, lost continents, castaways, pirates, explorers, superstitions, and customs.Discover the surprising truths behind: The origins of naval salutes and the Beaufort Scale Flogging a dead horse and other oddities of nautical custom Sea chanties, scurvy, and the hardships of life at sea Infamous and noteworthy sea captains and their ships Famous wrecks and mutinies Mermaids, sirens, and sea nymphs Nautical superstitions such as the albatross and Fiddlers Green And much moreThis is a book you can open anywhere to savor for a few minutes or an afternoon. But be careful: its easy to lose track of time at sea.