Zeb: Celebrated Schooner Captain of Martha's Vineyard

Zeb: Celebrated Schooner Captain of Martha's Vineyard

by Polly Burroughs
     
 

Zebulon Northrop Tilton was a huge cross-eyed schooner captain, born in 1867 on Martha's Vineyard Island. It's been said that he could have sailed his schooner the Alice S. Wentworth to Chicago on a heavy dew. His rigorous and celebrated life afloat, his countless shenanigans ashore, his love for women and for his Alice, his enormous skill, strength, and wit all

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Zebulon Northrop Tilton was a huge cross-eyed schooner captain, born in 1867 on Martha's Vineyard Island. It's been said that he could have sailed his schooner the Alice S. Wentworth to Chicago on a heavy dew. His rigorous and celebrated life afloat, his countless shenanigans ashore, his love for women and for his Alice, his enormous skill, strength, and wit all form the image of an unmistakably real American folk hero. Zeb and his famous schooner experienced the heyday - and closing - of the great era of coastal schooner trading, an era that shaped Vineyard life. Zeb helped define that era.
Polly Burroughs has faithfully recreated Zeb's incredible life and times from newspaper accounts and family records, from the words of friends and cronies, and from a wealth of historic photographs. The result is the true chronicle of a hard and hearty seafaring life, richly and colorfully spiced with authentic Yankee humor, and with the many characters who crossed Zeb's path.
Though Zeb died in 1952, his legend lives on in folk songs, in a country store that bears his name, and in the hearts of countless admirers who keep his memory alive. While depicting an Island icon, this book also offers a panoramic look at several decades of northeastern coastal life and a portrait of Martha's Vineyard as it was around the turn of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762738427
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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