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THE PEKING BATTLES CAPE HORN By Captain Irving Johnson America's most renowned sailor writes of hi s fir st deep-sea voyage in square rig, a board the great German bark Peking. Now on exhibition at South Street Seaport Museum in New York, Peking battled for her life in Johnson 's voyage in her, in seas of such power they bent in her steel sides. Long out of print, this original narra tive written at the tim e is now reiss ued with a new foreword on the author's life, and an afterword in which Ca ptain Johnso n looks again, from the perspective of a lifetime of sea farin g, a t the experiences which he says, " tau ght me to lean forward into life ." 224 pages with 40 photographs. $5.95 paper cover, $11.95 hardbound. OTHER TITLES BY SEA HISTORY PRESS

The U.S. C. G. C. Eagle leads the Tall Ships Pacific fleet. Photo, Roger Smith.

"The World Encompassed" From our point of view it was a moving encounter too, that first encounter with tall ships in the Pacific. For in the heads of these voyagers, these small bands of men driving their chips of wood across wide seas that ha d divided it, out of the lust for booty and glory and perhaps deeper desires besides, a new concept of the world as one entity, united by its oceans, was born. The rounding of the great globe, celebrated in Drake's voyage as "the world encompassed, " was repeated and etched in the smaller globe that holds the human mind . We have not, obviously, mastered all the lessons of the tall ships. Queen Elizabeth's language is spoken around the world today, and we have come to a new understanding in the last half millenium, of an old saw: "The sea is one." The trades that grew up in the wake of the early voyagers have brought us great wealth, and that wealth supports sciences that would astound th e old sea men. Whether we have met Ben Franklin's challenge, that the consequences of our voyaging be to "the benefit of mankind in genera~" is still unproven . We have the wit, at least, to know that when we see these tall ships, we are seeing so mething extraordinary in man' s experience, so methin g that rightly troubles and inspires our minds. If we can relearn and learn better in each ge neration the lessons to be wrested from that experience, we shall have brou ght back from our sea faring so mething of far greater value a nd enduring reward than the wealth of the Indies for which the tall ships first se t out. <!> <!> <!>

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The Ships that Brought Us So Far, by Peter Sta nfo rd . 54 pages. ill .. pa perbac k 52.00. A li ve ly accou nt of the ship preservation movement. writte n from first-hand interviews and experience in exc itin g ship saves. Condemned at Stanley, by John Sm ith . 33 pages. ill. . paperback 5 1.50. The historian of the Falklands describes the wooden sai ling ships hulk ed th ere. "Take Good Care of Her Mister"by Peter Stanford, 12 pages, 5 ills.: $.75. An a ppreciation of the work of Frank Ca rr, who saved the clipper ship Cutty Sark, and who played an important role in the creation of the British National Maritime Trust.

The Kaiulani, Last of the Yankee Square-riggers, by Peter Stanford, 13 pages, 18 illu s., paperback $1.50. Pictorial history of the last American square-ri gger to make a commercial voyage (reprinted from U.S . Naval Institu te Proceedings) . "Kaiulani Sail Plan," from the original builder's plans, on imitation sail cloth . (14 "x 20") $5.00. SEA HISTORY back issues: $1.50 1, 2, 3, each 4,5, 7, 8, each $2.00

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Zeb, a Celebrated Schooner Life, by Poll y Burroughs, 160 pages, ill., hardcover $14.95. Memorable life of Captain Zebulin Tilton of the Alice S. Wentworth, profusely illu strated with photos.

Shipwrecks and Archaeology: the Unharvested Sea, by Pe ter Throckmorton. 270 pages, ill. , ha rd cove r 55.95. Th e beginnings o f scientific marin e a rc haeo logy in th e Mediterranean.

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Sea Songs as Sung by the X Seamens Print "Ship lnvermark," by John Institute, 30 pages, paperback, S 1.00. Allcot. In heavy weather, men on the Marvelously ra mbun c ti o us re nd e rin gs o f mainyard are taking in canvas. (21 '/ ,"x sea c hanti es, ball ad s. ditties. 17'/,") $10.00. Songs of South Street, Street of Ships, by Eric Ru ~sc ll & Mark Lovewe ll. 66 pages. illus .. paperback SJ .00. E ngag ing. hea rty fare for sin gers of sea so ngs.

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Sea History 011 - Summer 1978  

7 IN CLIO'S CAUSE, by RADM Joseph M. Wylie, USN (ret.) • 10 TALL SHIPS IN THE PACIFIC, by Peter Stanford • 12 CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, by Oswald...

Sea History 011 - Summer 1978  

7 IN CLIO'S CAUSE, by RADM Joseph M. Wylie, USN (ret.) • 10 TALL SHIPS IN THE PACIFIC, by Peter Stanford • 12 CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, by Oswald...

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