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Old 27-10-2015, 20:32   #1
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Anyone read this book? Great read if you are into learning about the history of trade around Cape Horn.


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Re: Men and Ships Around Cape Horn.

Sounds good, also the war with cape horn by Alan villiers is a great read, as are most of his books.

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For my past few solo afternoons on the water I've been listening to the free audio book "Mutiny on the Elsinore" by Jack London.
You can download it free here:
https://librivox.org/the-mutiny-of-t...y-jack-london/

It is an incredible tale of a voyage around Cape Horn in 1913, very late in the age of sail. I'll tell you it makes the Mutiny on the Bounty look like a Sunday afternoon sail. They are hove-to in a gale for 7 weeks attempting to round the horn. The captain figures that there are 200 other ships out on the water with them. I've only got a few chapters to go. I'll do that tomorrow afternoon.

By the way, Librivox.org has many other classic sailing books like Mutiny on the Bounty and Moby Dick. I"ve listened to hundreds of books during my time on the water or hiking in the woods.
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Anyone read this book? Great read if you are into learning about the history of trade around Cape Horn.


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Re: Men and Ships Around Cape Horn.

and a bit of video from the time

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and a bit of video from the time

I looked at that. It's more a piece of anti-semitic propaganda than anything else. About as bad as former Mayor Livingstone's idiotic contribution to the issue. It pissed me off.
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Re: Men and Ships Around Cape Horn.

When I first read the title of this post I thought someone was looking for a date
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Re: Men and Ships Around Cape Horn.

There is quite a bit of interesting reading about the south in here ....

Patagonia - Books - Libros - Historia - History

Mainly contemporary first hand accounts including the first west to east passage through Estrecho de Magallanes. You will need a bit of spanish for that one but most is in english.
The ones relating to the loss of HMS Wager are especially worthwhile.
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"Cape Horn" ....is this code for super hero porn?
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Re: Men and Ships Around Cape Horn.

Irving Johnson is another fine read. He also did a documentary film "Around Cape Horn". It was amazing the chances he took filming it.
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Re: Men and Ships Around Cape Horn.

I took a quick look at this book when aboard another mates boat. Looked like a good read if one was ever going to do the passage. Lots of information and history

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Thanks for all of the links guys. Never a sleepless moment left unfilled
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