The Grey Seas Under: The Perilous Rescue Missions of a North Atlantic Salvage Tug

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In The Grey Seas Under, Farley Mowat writes passionately of the courage of men and of the small oceangoing tug Foundation Franklin. From 1930 until her final voyage in 1948, the stalwart tug's dangerous job was to rescue sinking ships, first searching for them in perilous waters and then bringing them back to shore. Battered by towering waves, dwarfed by the great ships she towed, blasted by gale-force winds and frozen by squalls of snow and rain, Foundation Franklin and her brave crew saved hundreds of vessels ...
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Overview


In The Grey Seas Under, Farley Mowat writes passionately of the courage of men and of the small oceangoing tug Foundation Franklin. From 1930 until her final voyage in 1948, the stalwart tug's dangerous job was to rescue sinking ships, first searching for them in perilous waters and then bringing them back to shore. Battered by towering waves, dwarfed by the great ships she towed, blasted by gale-force winds and frozen by squalls of snow and rain, Foundation Franklin and her brave crew saved hundreds of vessels and thousands of lives as they patrolled the North Atlantic, including waters patrolled by U-boats in wartime.Mowat, whom The New York Times has called "a master storyteller," gives us an epic tale - a vigorous, dramatic picture of the eternal battle between men and the cruel sea. (6 X 9, 360 pages)
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"Here is a good book, and it merits the attention of those who love and respect the sea."--The New York Times
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Mowat, author of and nearly 40 other books, writes passionately of the courage of the men of the small oceangoing tug . From 1930 until 1948, the tug's job was to rescue sinking ships in the North Atlantic. Mowat's account paints a dramatic picture of the battle between men and the cruel sea. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Here is a good book, and it merits the attention of those who love and respect the sea."—The New York Times

Farley Mowat is "a master storyteller."—The New York Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585742400
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 304,104
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2007

    Sea Storytelling At Its Best

    Farley Mowat is unmatchable at the task of sea storytelling. This tale will give you a new respect the next time you see a seagoing tug. The story unfolds around a famous salvage tugboat named Foundation Franklin, with a personality as finely defined as a human¿s might be. The boat and the men who manned her shared strength, tenacity and courage as they rescued ships in peril on the vast frozenness of the North Atlantic. Mowat¿s descriptions of the bleak winter ocean will cause your fingertips to numb as you turn the pages of this great read. The salvage tug served from 1930 to 1948, saving ships and lives. The author will almost have you reaching for the Dramamine as he writes of the seas building from vicious gales. Snug up your collar and give this book a launching.

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