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A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels By William Longyard Cover Image
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"A gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages made over the centuries."

--John Harland, author of Seamanship in the Age of Sail

A Speck on the Sea chronicles the greatest ocean voyages attempted in the littlest boats. These feats include:

  • Diego Mendez's voyage to rescue Columbus
  • William Okeley's escape from slavery in a folding rowboat
  • Ernest Shackleton's death-cheating journeys
  • And more

About the Author

William H. Longyard (Winston-Salem, NC) has paddled, rowed, and sailed small boats for 25 years. A high school English teacher, he has published several books and written articles for boating journals.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780071440295
ISBN-10: 0071440291
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Publication Date: August 17th, 2004
Pages: 375
Language: English