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Endeavour at Cape Horn By John Selwyn Gilbert
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This book is about a long journey by sea, from Fremantle, in Western Australia, to Whitby, in Yorkshire. It took 139 days and the author and his shipmates travelled 16,626 miles. They were crewing... More > on board the Endeavour Replica, modelled on Captain Cook's ship, in which he completed a similar journey in the opposite direction in the eighteenth century. The journey is full of hazards and privations, like Cook's own journey, and the adventures and the vicissitudes are well described and well remembered. The author celebrated his 59th. birthday close to the spot on the earth's surface that is furthest from any land.< Less
Around Cape Horn By Maria Luisa Zaccheo Wahlberg
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In February 2009 we sailed from Valparaiso on a cruise along the coasts of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, passing through the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego and around Cape Horn. This cruise... More > was an eye-opener to me, because I previously had been so taken by the unforgettable experience of North America. At the Strait of Magellan we enjoyed a beautiful view of Punta Arenas, with its backdrop of mountains covered in snow, and the sea littered with ice. This was in anticipation of what we later found in Ushuaia, capital of the Antarctica Argentina and southernmost town in the Western Hemisphere. Situated at the famed “Tierra del Fuego”, land of the fire, we found Artic weather and alpine architecture. We then passed out of the Strait of Magellan and rounded stormy Cape Horn, where the currents of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans collide, creating the legendary turbulence of winds and waves. My drawings aim to show many of the wonders of the southern continent.< Less
Heading For Cape Horn By Peter Fields
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In the southern summer of 1977-78 the author and two companions sailed a 47 foot sloop from New Zealand through the Southern Ocean to Cape Horn where they scuba dived; and on through the waterways,... More > canals and fiords of Tierra del Fuego, the Magellan Straits and a thousand miles of Chilean Patagonia waterways. The narrative terminates at Robinson Crusoe Island off mid-Chile where they dived the wreck of the German light Cruiser Dresden sunk in 1914. In the Golfo de Penas they searched for the lost vessel HMS Wager, storeship of Admiral Anson's 1740 British expedition to loot Spanish ports. These, and other diving and sailing stories, intersperse the journey. The voyage marked the end of an era and pre-dated modern aids. Without a workable radio they navigated with a sextant, two wrist watches and a chart of half the Pacific Ocean. They survived 80 knot gales, numerous knockdowns and seas in the Southern Ocean too great to be adequately described.< Less
Heading For Cape Horn By Peter Fields
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In the southern summer of 1977-78 the author and two companions sailed a 47 foot sloop from New Zealand through the Southern Ocean to Cape Horn where they scuba dived; and on through the waterways,... More > canals and fiords of Tierra del Fuego, the Magellan Straits and a thousand miles of Chilean Patagonia waterways. The narrative terminates at Robinson Crusoe Island off mid-Chile where they dived the wreck of the German light Cruiser Dresden sunk in 1914. In the Golfo de Penas they searched for the lost vessel HMS Wager, storeship of Admiral Anson's 1740 British expedition to loot Spanish ports. These, and other diving and sailing stories, intersperse the journey. The voyage marked the end of an era and pre-dated modern aids. Without a workable radio they navigated with a sextant, two wrist watches and a chart of half the Pacific Ocean. They survived 80 knot gales, numerous knockdowns and seas in the Southern Ocean too great to be adequately described.< Less
Around Cape Horn Once More By Paul W Simpson
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The clipper ship Montebello was built in Nantes, France in 1900 and wrecked on Kangaroo Island in 1906...this is her story. Around Cape Horn Once More is the tale of the adventures of the French... More > bounty clipper ship Montebello and the men who sailed her around the globe. It brings to light a period of France’s maritime history that has never been told before in such thrilling and dramatic detail.< Less
Around Cape Horn Once More By Paul W Simpson
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Around Cape Horn Once More is the story of the French Bounty Clipper Ship, Montebello. She was built in Nantes, France in 1900 and was lost on the rugged and lonely south coast of Kangaroo Island,... More > South Australia in 1906. This book is a tale of the adventures of the Montebello and the men who sailed her around the globe. It brings to light a period of France’s maritime history that has never before been told in such thrilling and dramatic detail. "we heard the roar of breakers, and then we knew that we were close to the land, and there was still no visible light. All hands turned out to put on canvas with a view to heading the vessel off the shore, but we had received the warning too late and within a few minutes we had struck on the fearful rocks. The ship shivered all over with the shock. I shall never forget the sensation it created. She bumped hard several times and threatened to go to pieces at any moment. The seas broke over her from end to end."< Less
Around Cape Horn in 1849, Journal of George Henry Sanderson By George Henry Sanderson
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The descriptive journey of a 19 year old future Mayor of San Francisco from Boston to San Francisco on the Henry Ware
Around Cape Horn in 1849, Journal of George Henry Sanderson By George Henry Sanderson
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The descriptive journey of a 19 year old future Mayor of San Francisco from Boston to San Francisco on the Henry Ware
Sailing to the end of the world By KEN BARNES
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Rescued off the coast of Chile on January 5 2007, Ken Barnes recounts the full story of the adventure that took him and his yacht Privateer into one of the worst storms seen off Cape Horn in years.
Sailing to the end of the world By KEN BARNES
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Rescued off the coast of Chile on January 5 2007, Ken Barnes recounts the full story of the adventure that took him and his yacht Privateer into one of the worst storms seen off Cape Horn in years.