The Final Story : a Collection of Memoirs, Poems and Paintings Depicting Life in the Last Commercial Sailing Ships
By (author) Robert Carter
Windjammers by Robert Carter
Book DescriptionThis is a unique book in that Robert Carter had the rare opportunity to acquire first-hand information about the last of the wind driven ships from the final generation of sailing ship sailors. His friendship with Captain Eben Anderson led on to other contacts in the world of square rig and to world-wide connections through the Finnish grain ships. The book is an interesting blend of interviews, diary extracts and stories, all illustrated with forty of Robert Carter's beautiful and detailed paintings. These paintings are not just illustrations of ships but each, with its own description reveals yet another story or happening from the days of sail. We are also given a good insight into the various reasons why commercial sail lost the battle against powered vessels, how it was able to exist until half way through the 20th century and also some very colourful accounts of the harsh life in the last of the windjammers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781877058042
(215mm x 280mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Rosenberg Publishing
Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Robert Carter
Robert Carter, Fellow, Honorary Life Member and Founder of the Australian Society of Marine Artists, and Fellow of the International Society of Marine Painters is the author and artist of Windjammers: the Final Story. His work is known and exhibited all over the world. He lives in the Hunter Region of NSW.
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