The Log of the Molly B

The Log of the Molly B

by Pete Hogan
     
 

This is the story of one boat, the 30 foot long Molly B, from building to shipwreck, and the man who lived to tell the tale.See more details below

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This is the story of one boat, the 30 foot long Molly B, from building to shipwreck, and the man who lived to tell the tale.

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Library Journal
Unlike some circumnavigation (Fair Wind and Plenty of It: A Modern Day Tall Ship Adventure) or great trek (Giant Steps: An American Odyssey from Punta Arenas to the Edge of Alaska) accounts, this book by Irish artist Hogan is actually interesting. The author, who lives in Vancouver, makes three eventful trips on a Tahiti ketch (a type of sail boat) called the Molly B. The first is a naïve, clumsy voyage from British Columbia to Ireland via the Panama Canal. On the second, a true circumnavigation, Hogan embarks from Ireland, rounds Africa, sails across the Pacific, and ekes past Cape Horn before returning to his starting point. The last voyage, to the Mediterranean, is perhaps the most memorable. While is the book uses a lot of nautical jargon and narrative, which may bore some, Hogan keeps readers engaged with historical and geographical color. He takes full advantage of the different rest-stops and ports to actually see the sights and get to know the people (one of whom will change his vagabond life). VERDICT Illustrated with Hogan's lovely watercolors, this book is a recommended read for anyone who loves sailing or at least the armchair equivalent.—Lee Arnold, Historical Soc. of Pennsylvania

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908308214
Publisher:
Liffey Press
Publication date:
06/05/2013
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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