The Falcon on the Baltic: A Coasting Voyage from Hammersmith to Copenhagen in 1887

The Falcon on the Baltic: A Coasting Voyage from Hammersmith to Copenhagen in 1887

by E. F. Knight

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The Falcon on the Baltic: A Coasting Voyage from Hammersmith to Copenhagen in 1887 by E. F. Knight

The Falcon on the Baltic is an English gentleman's narrative of his 1886 cruise in a small, shallow-draft boat from England across the North Sea through the canals of Holland and Germany into the Baltic. The pace is comfortable, the weather fair, the maidens comely, and the beer excellent. The boat itself is small and not expensive. She is, in fact, a converted lifeboat. Much of the book is about the details of relaxed cruising: outfitting the boat, choosing stores, navigating sandbars and harbors, and handling problems as they arise. The worst of these was a leak that no one could fix. Other times, the sea itself was the threat. Mostly, however, this cruise is about people. Children everywhere, for example, tormented the Falcon. This is a wonderful summer cruise any sailor would like to have made.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589762251
Publisher: Narrative Press, The
Publication date: 04/10/2003
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Chapter II Get A New Boat4
Chapter IIThe New Boat Leaks16
Chapter IIIAcross The North Sea34
Chapter IVFrom Rotterdam To Amsterdam57
Chapter VOn The Zuider Zee81
Chapter VITo The Dollart105
Chapter VIIThe Frisian Islands124
Chapter VIIIFrom The Jade To The Eider149
Chapter IXKiel Bay165
Chapter XThe Fiords Of Schleswig183
Chapter XIThe Little Belt And Veile Fiord205
Chapter XIIAcross The Great Belt225
Chapter XIIIThe Kattegat And Ise Fiord247
Chapter XIVGillelie And The Sound268
Chapter XVCopenhagen And Home287

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