Logs of the Dead Pirates Society: A Schooner Adventure Around Buzzards Bay

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This tale of exploration and adventure is a warm account of the people and places around the waters of Southern Massachusetts.
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This tale of exploration and adventure is a warm account of the people and places around the waters of Southern Massachusetts.
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Midwest Book Review
Logs of the Dead Pirates Society: A Schooner Adventure Around Buzzards Bay is an absorbing account of a routine cruise on Buzzards Bay that became a rite of passage and a deeply personal quest for Captain Randall Peffer. He ruminates on the bay's history, and presents unusually keen and articulate insights on the bay's islands, coves, towns and townspeople. Part travelogue, part biography, part regional history, Logs of the Dead Pirates Society is the memorable, engaging, highly recommended account of the schooner SARAH ABBOT, her crew of high school students studying marine biology, and Captain Randall S. Peffer.
nnn Cruising World
Whether you're a first-time visitor to Buzzards Bay or a veteran cruiser of the area, Peffer's log is both a history book and a cruising guide to the region. Three 11-day cruises with six high-school students take the reader from harbor to harbor with all the excitement of the locale's colorful history.
Latitudes & Attitudes
Whether you're a first-time visitor to Buzzards Bay or a veteran cruiser of the area, Peffer's log is both a history book and a cruising guide to the region. Three 11-day cruises with six high-school students take the reader from harbor to harbor with all the excitement of the locale's colorful history.
Library Journal
Peffer (Watermen) is a licensed captain, a regular contributor to SAIL, WoodenBoat, Smithsonian, and National Geographic magazine, and a literature instructor at the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. Each summer, as part of his school's "Oceans" program, he takes a number of high school students studying marine biology out on Buzzards Bay aboard the 55' wooden research schooner Sarah Abbot to explore and research the marine environment. Their voyages take them to unspoiled coves as well as busy shipping lanes, where they use seines (large nets) to gather marine specimens to monitor the health of the bay. Peffer delves into the physical and historical background of each area, telling tales of the indigenous Wampanoag Indians and relating fascinating Revolutionary War stories. He also does a fine job of chronicling the rise and fall of the whaling and shipbuilding industries. A good book for armchair sailors and an excellent view of historic Buzzard's Bay, Peffer's account is recommended for both school and public libraries.--John Kenny, San Francisco P.L. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Booknews
Peffer (licensed captain and literature instructor at Philips Academy) presents an autobiographical account of a routine cruise that became a rite of passage and a deeply personal quest. The story is set on a summer voyage of the , a research schooner crewed by high school students studying marine biology and the history of Buzzards Bay. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Buzzards Bay is a pocket of salt water on the southern Massachusetts coast line. Logs Of The Dead Pirates Society: A Schooner Adventure Around Buzzards Bay is an absorbing account of a routine cruise on Buzzards Bay that became a rite of passage and a deeply personal quest for Captain Randall Peffer. He ruminates on the bay's history, and presents unusually keen and articulate insights on the bay's islands, coves, towns and townspeople. Part travelog, part biography, part regional history, Logs Of The Dead Pirates Society is the memorable, engaging, highly recommended account of the schooner Sarah Abbot, her crew of high school students studying marine biology, and Captain Randall S. Peffer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574090956
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2000
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I Outward Bound 5
II Cuttyhunk 11
III Penikese to the Westport River 25
IV Westport 31
V Quicks Hole 38
VI Pasque 41
VII Robinsons Hole 45
VIII Padanaram Harbor 47
IX Easting Down 57
X Hadley Harbor 61
XI Naushon 66
XII Woods Hole 74
XIII Hideaway Cove 83
XIV New Bedford Bound 97
XV Heading Out 119
XVI Mattaposiett 125
XVII Stick Fishing 139
XVIII Sippican Harbor 152
XIX Offshore 158
XX Marion 170
XXI Quissett 187
XXII Pocasset 194
XXIII Wareham 206
XXIV Onset Bay 215
XXV Castaway Island 220
Epilogue: The Storm 233
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