Sailors love to play practical jokes on each other. This includes sending green sailors off on “snipe hunts” for non-existent items. I suspect that some
A single-volume world history focusing on the development of vessels from prehistoric times to the 1970s. The majority of the book is surprisingly readable and
When discussing sailing tactics and naval warfare in the age of sail, the topic of points of sail frequently comes up. Points of sail merely
As with many people and professions, there exist idealistic descriptions of Heaven. Fiddler’s Green is a veritable paradise for sailors with lots of free-flowing booze
There are many history books on U.S. Navy submarine operations and personal accounts from submariners during World War II, however, Commander (ret.) John Alden, himself
Note: Joshua Slocum’s circumnavigation aboard the Spray definitely deserves an entire post of its own, so this post will be focused on the memoir itself.