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Learning the Ropes: An Apprentice on the Last of the Windjammers

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With wit and nostalgia--and through radiant photographs that evoke a vanished maritime world--a master storyteller looks back on a youthful adventure that taught him the ways of the sea and ships. 160 photos.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published September 7th 1999 by Crown (first published January 1st 1999)
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