Thge Venturesome Voyages of Captain Voss
Hughes , Richard (introduction)
Rupert Hart-Davis, London (1949)
Item Description: London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1949. 19 cm x 12,5 cm. XIII, 326 pages. With several black-and-white pictures and illustrations. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. In protective mylar. [No.3 in The Mariners Library] Includes for example the following essays: In a Sloop on the High Seas / Encounter with the First Gale / Penrhyn Island / Danger Island - Samoa / Niua-fu-Fiji Islands etc etc. John (sometimes "Jack") Claus Voss (born Johannes Claus Voss; 1858–1922) was a German-Canadian sailor best known for sailing around the world in a modified dug-out canoe he named Tilikum ("Friend" in Chinook jargon). Initially a carpenter, Voss apprenticed on a ship voyaging around Cape Horn and thereafter lived primarily as a sailor. In 1901 Voss began his most noteworthy voyage with his friend Norman Luxton and ending alone in 1904. He chronicled this and other notable voyages in The Venturesome Voyages of Captain Voss. (Wikipedia)
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