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Stories of Sailors in the Clutch of the Sea. Edited by Tom Lochhaas Treacherous Waters is a collection of riveting, real life stories of adventure, loss, and survival at sea. Garnered from among the best writing about sailing and the sea from the past 40 years, it transports readers to remote polar waters, lee shores, forbidding capes, and into the hearts of tempests. Here is triumph, disaster, love, courage, guilt, rescue, and death as captured by Webb Chiles The Open Boat, Rob Mundle (Fatal Storm), Jim Carrier The Ship and the Storm), Gordon Chaplin (Dark Wind), Tami Oldham Ashcroft (Red Sky in Mourning), and 15 others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071388849
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
  • Publication date: 6/3/2003
  • Series: Epics of the Sea Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,020,971
  • Product dimensions: 0.82 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Lochhaas is a book editor and the author of short stories, critical essays, and boating articles. He is also the editor of Intrepid Voyagers: Stories of the World's Most Adventurous Sailors, the companion volume to Treacherous Waters. A lifelong student of sailing literature, he is preparing for his own transatlantic voyage.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Storms
The Saga of Cimba 2
The Open Boat 17
Wake of the Green Storm 33
A Hard Chance 45
Pt. 2 Cape Horn
Trekka Round the World 66
Cape Horn: One Man's Dream, One Woman's Nightmare 83
At the Mercy of the Sea 107
Pt. 3 Dangerous Shores
Last Voyage 124
Desperate Voyage 135
Dark Wind 149
Inagua 166
Night Sail 187
Pt. 4 Polar Waters
Time on Ice 210
Ice! 228
The Brendan Voyage 248
Pt. 5 Tragedy
Survive the Savage Sea 272
After the Storm 282
Red Sky in Mourning 290
Let Me Survive 304
The Ship and the Storm 322
App. 1: Bibliography 345
App. 2: Sources 348
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2003

    What a Ride!

    This is the most exciting book for boaters published this year! I've just finished reading Treacherous Waters and I feel that the selection of material is tremendous. I am honored to be among the sailors whose adventures were selected (Wake of the Green Storm). I'm personally enthused about this book (and glad to have made it back to dry land). For non-boaters, Treacherous Waters will be a great beach read.

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