Mainsail to the Wind: A Book of Sailing Quotations

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Sheridan House, Inc., 1999 - Reference - 214 pages
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The sea and those who sail upon it have often been the subject of literature, poetry, speeches, and songs. From Homer to Shakespeare, Dickens to Kurt Vonnegut, Beowulf to Ted Turner, many have been moved by the beauty, mystery, and power of the sea to express the love, awe, and fear which it inspires. For the first time, the best of those musings are collected in a single volume, containing over 1,000 quotes from writers and speakers around the world, conveniently organized into 70 categories and indexed by keyword and author.
  

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Contents

Americas
1
Anchoring
5
Birds
8
3 6 7 8
9
Cape Horn
12
Capsize
19
Captains
21
Circumnavigation
24
Pirates
86
Ports and Places
87
Prayer
88
Racing
89
Religion
95
Rigging
96
Sailing
98
Sailors
101

Cold
25
Collision
26
Crew
27
Cruising
28
Danger
32
Death
37
Departure
40
Design
44
Determination
46
Difficulties
47
Discovery
48
Drowning
51
Equator
53
Food
55
Grounding
59
Gulf Stream
60
Landfall
61
Language
63
Life at Sea
64
Literature
66
Love of the Sea
67
Multihulls
68
Mutiny
69
Navigation
70
Overboard
78
Pacific Ocean
80
Passages
82
Phenomena
85
Sailors Life
109
Sailors Thoughts
116
Sails
121
Science
123
Sea
125
Seamanship
139
Seasickness
142
Shipbuilding
145
Shiphandling
149
Shipwreck
154
Singlehanding
157
Sinking
159
Sounds
160
Stars
161
Tides
169
Watch
172
Water
173
Waterspout
174
Waves
175
Weather
178
Wind
181
Women
183
Work
186
Yachting
187
Author Identification
189
Originator Index
202
Keyword Index
206
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About the author (1999)

Galvani is the director of a maritime museum in Keyport, Washington. He has edited several books on local history and contributed acticles to the Sunday New York Times and American Heritage magazine. A former naval officer, Galvani has 30 years of sailing experience.

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