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. John Caldwell - Desperate Voyage - 9780924486203 - KKD0008647
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Desperate Voyage

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Description for Desperate Voyage Paperback. In May 1946, John Caldwell, stranded in Panama after the war, set out single-handed on a 9,000 mile journey aboard the 29-foot PAGAN to rejoin his wife in Sydney. Num Pages: 336 pages, 2 black & white illustrations, 1 maps. BIC Classification: BTP; WSSN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 211 x 151 x 25. Weight in Grams: 412. Good copy with some shelf wear
In May 1946 John Caldwell set out to sail from Panama to Sydney to reunite with his wife who he hadn't seen for more than a year. Eager to reach his destination and unable to secure any other form of transport, he had to resort to singlehanded seamanship. After an ignominious scene in the harbor, where a tangled anchor led him to take an early dip, he spent ten days learning the rudiments of navigation and sailing from a book, before embarking on the 9,000 mile journey aboard the 20-foot Pagan. Ahead lay a mission that was ... Read more

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Publication date
Sheridan House
Used, Very Good
Number of Pages
Place of Publication
Lanham, United States
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About . John Caldwell
John Caldwell went on to graduate from the University of California Santa Barbara. He sailed all over the world with his wife Mary and their two sons. While sailing in the Caribbean he caught a glimpse of his dream island, Prune Island. He obtained a 99-year lease on the island, planted palms, renamed it Palm Island and established his own ... Read more

Reviews for Desperate Voyage
A must read for all would-be voyagers.
Latitude 38
[An] astounding tale of courage and adventure....an engaging, well-written story that combines elements of romance with incredible adventure, farce and foolhardiness. If ever there was an argument for the benefits of sail training, this book cements it. Riveting stuff.
Sailing Today
One of the classic 'How I ... Read more

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