Technologically outmoded and once nearly swept from the seas, tall ships have experienced a fifty year renaissance as sail training and passenger vessels, and we are the richer for it. After all, what sight has more power to stir the soul than a tall ship under sail with its acres of canvas and miles of rigging? But that resurgence has had a tragic side, and professional mariner and maritime scholar Dan Parrott explores it in Tall Ships Down, a groundbreaking reconstruction of the losses of the 316 foot barque Pamir in 1957; the 117 foot brigantine Albatross in 1961 and many others. Together, these disasters claimed 112 lives.
336 pages H/B