The Atlantic has often been the testing ground for the latest technology and design. All this and more, such as navigation techniques and advance weather forecasting are covered. Despite mans best and most ingenious efforts all too often the Worlds toughest ocean comes out on top and, while it is today a major trade route, it remains one of the most daunting maritime challenges.
About the Author
He has participated in six Atlantic record attempts and, as a member of the Italian Destriero project, made the fastest crossing averaging over 53 knots.
Dag has written over 40 books and contributes regularly to marine magazines worldwide. Having witnessed the Atlantic in all its moods and been shipwrecked twice, he is uniquely qualified to write this book.
Table of Contents
1 Winds, Currents and Wild Seas 1
2 The Early Explorers 17
3 Emigration and the Sailing Packets 35
4 Early Steam 53
5 The Grand Liners Dominate the Atlantic 73
6 Small Boats and Yachts 92
7 Rowing, Rafts and Unconventional Craft 101
8 Motor Boats take to the Atlantic 127
9 New Atlantic Records 137
10 An Ocean in Turmoil 162
11 Disasters on the Atlantic 181
12 The Future 200
Select Bibliography 216