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
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.