Seafaring Lore and Legend
From Noah's Ark to St. Elmo's Fire, "Seafaring Lore and Legend "leaves no maritime fable or superstition unturned. Author Peter Jeans has spent years compiling these sea stories, and his relaxed writing style and passion for nautical tales make for fast, enjoyable, and informative reading. The wealth of colorful information includes: Oddities of nautical custom Famous wrecks and mutinies Castaways and survivors, pirates and buccaneers
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