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Title:
Mainsail to the wind : a book of sailing quotations
Author:
Galvani, William.
Publication Information:
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Sheridan House, 1999.
Physical Description:
214 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781574090697

9781574090673
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Collected here for the first time are the eloquent musings of over 1,000 writers and speakers on the beauty, mystery and power of the sea.


Author Notes

William Galvani is the director of a maritime museum in Keyport, Washington. He has edited several books on local history and contributed articles to the Sunday New York Times and American Heritage magazine. A former naval officer, Galvani has 30 years of sailing experience and currently resides in Bremerton, Washington.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Quotations
America's Cupp. 1
Anchoringp. 3
Artp. 6
Beachp. 7
Birdsp. 8
Boatsp. 9
Cape Hornp. 12
Capsizep. 19
Captainsp. 21
Circumnavigationp. 24
Coldp. 25
Collisionp. 26
Crewp. 27
Cruisingp. 28
Dangerp. 32
Deathp. 37
Departurep. 40
Designp. 44
Determinationp. 46
Difficultiesp. 47
Discoveryp. 48
Drinkp. 48
Drowningp. 51
Equatorp. 53
Fogp. 53
Foodp. 55
Groundingp. 58
Gulf Streamp. 60
Landfallp. 61
Languagep. 63
Life at Seap. 64
Literaturep. 66
Love of the Seap. 67
Multihullsp. 68
Mutinyp. 69
Navigationp. 70
Overboardp. 78
Pacific Oceanp. 80
Passagesp. 82
Phenomenap. 85
Piratesp. 86
Ports and Placesp. 86
Prayerp. 88
Racingp. 89
Religionp. 95
Riggingp. 96
Sailingp. 98
Sailorsp. 101
Sailor's Lifep. 109
Sailors' Thoughtsp. 116
Sailsp. 121
Sciencep. 123
Scurvyp. 123
Seap. 125
Seamanshipp. 139
Seasicknessp. 142
Shipbuildingp. 145
Shiphandlingp. 148
Shipsp. 149
Shipwreckp. 154
Singlehandingp. 157
Sinkingp. 159
Soundsp. 160
Starsp. 161
Stormsp. 161
Tidesp. 169
Voyagesp. 169
Watchp. 172
Waterp. 173
Waterspoutp. 174
Wavesp. 175
Weatherp. 178
Windp. 181
Womenp. 183
Workp. 186
Yachtingp. 187
Author Identificationp. 189
Originator Indexp. 202
Keyword Indexp. 206