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The Galley Guide-Updated, by Alex W. Moffat and C. Burnham Porter (New York, Dodd, Mead, 1977. 262 pp., $7 .95). On a sailing weekend, who wants to end up in the galley? What do you take? How can you fix it in anything resembling edible form? How do you manage in rough weather? And where do you store all that gear in a galley the size of a postage stamp? These questions and many others are handled clearly and with zest in this revision of a classic by two yachtsmen, whose fame as cooks has spread far beyond the Down East waters they sail. (Burnham Porter was cook for Samuel Eliot Morison on a 1930s voyage retracing Columbus's route across the Atlantic.) The book is divided into two sections: the first deals with the galley itself: how to organize it, what gear is needed, how to decide on the type of equipment to use. The second half is devoted to recipes-and a goodly assortment is presented, including a wide selection of vegetable dishes and breads. The book seems oriented primarily toward the owner of a well found yacht, but many of the recipes could be easily prepared over a primus burner. Much new information has been added to this update of the original 1923 edition. Particularly useful is the checklist of what to take along for a weekend cruise, and a section on stowage of supplies afloat. There is even a brief chapter on 'Keeping Meals Hot'-when dinner is ready and the crew is not. This commonsense book makes a comforting, even inspiring manual for that aspect of voyaging upon which "success or failure largely depends." E. VICTORIA LOLMAUGH

Ms. Lolmaugh, whose cooking enjoys its own reputation afloat and ashore, is a staff member of the National Society. Oared Fighting Ships: From Classical Times to the Coming of Steam, by R.C. Anderson. (London, Argus Books, 1976. 99 pp., illus., ÂŁ3.50). Another in the series that includes the Four Masted Barque and The Square Rigged Sailing Ship (SH 8), Oared Fighting Ships is a wide-ranging survey of a type that held a place in history for more than 2,500 years, from its origins in Homeric times to its elimination with the advent of steam. Photographs of old paintings and models are supplemented by line drawings to illustrate such questions as placement of rowers. The focus of the work is on the ships themselves. Their role in naval history is sketched in

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Sea History 009 - Autumn 1977  

3 IN CLIO'S CAUSE: ON LOOKING BACK, by George Campbell • 6 THE FIRST AND LAST VOYAGE OF THE ST. MARY, by Sandford Hart Low and Peter Throckm...

Sea History 009 - Autumn 1977  

3 IN CLIO'S CAUSE: ON LOOKING BACK, by George Campbell • 6 THE FIRST AND LAST VOYAGE OF THE ST. MARY, by Sandford Hart Low and Peter Throckm...

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