Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
Author J. Gregory Dill has perused many an out-of-the-way bookstore, amassing a collection of books from which he has culled some of the strangest and most fascinating tales ever told about the life aquatic. Here, for example, is the account of the deadly duel between the U.S. frigate Chesapeake and His Britannic Majesty's frigate Shannon, equally matched in firepower and their captains' derring-do, but having no strategic significance whatsoever on the outcome of the war. The result is an informative and entertaining collection of sometimes tragic, quirky, ironic, and humorous twists in maritime history fit for all sailing aficionados, from day sailors to world cruisers. Myth, Fact, and Navigators' Secrets will easily find a place on every sailor's must-read list.
Code No. 011899, 209 pages, ISBN 1592288790, $28.00