The Cruise of the Kate

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Academy Chicago Publishers, Limited, 1870 - Literary Criticism - 165 pages
The author, in 1869, decided to sail single-handed around England in the 23-foot Kate, choosing the "most difficult" route he could think of, on account of its powerful tides. This detailed account brings to life the condition of small-boat sailing more than a hundred years ago.
 

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Page xvi - I am convinced that unless a small vessel, especially an open one, can be got into harbour before the sea becomes very heavy, there is more safety in keeping the deep water and in not attempting to approach the land at all ; where, owing to shallow water or currents, the sea will generally be found more dangerous.
Page 24 - C.), the interval of time between the time of the moon's transit and of high water on the days of full and change of the moon.
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