With Reckless Abandon: Memoirs of a Boat-Obsessed Life

With Reckless Abandon: Memoirs of a Boat-Obsessed Life

by Jim Sharp
     
 

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Here is the inspiring story of a man who overcame childhood polio to live an adventure-filled life as captain of Maine's most famous windjammer, the schooner Adventure, now a National Historic Landmark in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Captain Jim shares his adventures afloat, his battles with bureaucracy, and even how he created one of Maine's most unusual restaurants

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Here is the inspiring story of a man who overcame childhood polio to live an adventure-filled life as captain of Maine's most famous windjammer, the schooner Adventure, now a National Historic Landmark in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Captain Jim shares his adventures afloat, his battles with bureaucracy, and even how he created one of Maine's most unusual restaurants.

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Homes & Harbors Maine Boats
Sharp describes how he turned an also-ran into the racehorse of the coast.
Maine Sunday Telegram
Capt. Jim Sharp has penned a big-hearted, joyfully told tale of his 50 years aboard every kind of vessel along the coast of Maine.
From the Publisher
"Prepare to wipe the salty spray from your cheeks as his stories take you on wonderful voyages . . . "  —Marge Pratt, captain, Chapman School of Seamanship

"Told in a breezy, conversational tone . . . some three dozen boats and three marriages . . . adventures afloat and the characters he encountered from Maine's foggy coast to the Great Lakes and Europe."  —Soundings

"The book reads like love letters to his old ships."  —Bangor Daily News

"Here, in an excerpt from his newly published book, . . . Sharp describes how he turned an also-ran into the racehorse of the coast."  —Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbors

"Capt. Jim Sharp has penned a big-hearted, joyfully told tale of his 50 years aboard every kind of vessel along the coast of Maine."  —Maine Sunday Telegram

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608930005
Publisher:
Down East Books
Publication date:
03/16/2011
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Capt. Jim Sharp is a veteran seaman with more than 40 years of experience. His sailing articles have appeared in Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, and Soundings. He is the recipient of the Caffery Antique and Classic Boats Award for his dedication to maritime preservation. He lives in Camden, Maine.

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