To Santa Rosalia, Further and Back

HUYCKE, Harold D

Published by The Mariner's Museum, Newport News, Virginia, 1970
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Thick octavo. original brown cloth lettered in gilt. Profusely illustrated. Signed by the author on title page. German shipowners still had faith in deepwater square-rigged ships in 1914, for the use in the world tramping trades. Out of eleven dozen such windjammers flying the German flag when World War One began, twelve full-rgged ships and four-master barks had arrived in the remote, sun-baked port of Santa Rosalia, Baja California, and were interned by their owners for the duration of the war . This is an odyssey of wandering, homesick, adventurous, adaptable, maturing, seafaring boys. Their ships eventually, and rather unexpectedly, became American ships, though their days as profitable cargo carriers were practically done. Only a handful sailed again in the 1920's for the Robert Dollar Company of San Francisco.It is also a little known chapter of German, Mexican and American West Coast sailing ship history, related in a large part by the men who brought those ships to the Pacific Coast and who sailed them in later years" - from the dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 29992

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Title: To Santa Rosalia, Further and Back

Publisher: The Mariner's Museum, Newport News, Virginia

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: pictorial dust jacket (fine)

Signed: Signed by the author on title page

Edition: First edition.

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