The Sea Pilot

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Itchy Feet Publications, Apr 15, 2010 - 248 pages
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The story, 'The Sea Pilot' takes place when square rigged ships of the sea were still traveling by using a known latitude only. Compasses were merely a magnetized needle floating on the surface of water in a bowl. Ships clocks needed for finding a ships position by longitude were years away. Even the ships speed was often questionable, and nautical charts were very expensive as they were drawn by hand. This story revolves around those new and marvelous inventions and men who could navigate anywhere in the world were highly sought after.

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Don Boone has spent years under sail. He has sailed over waterfalls, through ice flows, been aground more times than he can remember, and spent many days and nights sitting out storms at sea under reefed sails. Though his sextant now rests on a shelf in his library, a love of the sea remains within his soul. As a long time nautical writer and published in numerous magazines, this is but one of the many books he has written.

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