- Tapa dura: 158 páginas
- Editor: Palala Press (27 de abril de 2016)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1354814991
- ISBN-13: 978-1354814994
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Strange, But True: Life And Adventures Of Captain Thomas Crapo And Wife (Inglés) Tapa dura – 27 abr 2016
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The story begins in 1858 with Thomas Crapo's running away to sea at age 14, whaling, jumping ship, a US Navy enlistment, some time with the US Army during the Civil War, work on trading schooners and eventually ascending to the captaincy of his own ships. For reasons not fully explained, he decides to have a 20 foot decked over whaleboat style cat-schooner built for a trip from New Bedford to England. No one had ever before done such a thing to our knowledge. Just before departure, his wife, Joanna, says she's going to. With masterful understatement he allows that if he'd known she was interested, he'd have made the boat a bit bigger. The transit took almost two months of hard going. The story is well told in every respect.
A very modern cruising couple aspect is that after arriving in England they went on a tour to promote their adventure by displaying their boat and answering questions. Upon returning to the USA, they did the same thing, exhibiting the vessel and answering questions from the public. Every thing they did was a first. The Crapos preceded ocean voyagers Slocum, Blackburn, and Voss by a couple of decades. Except for Slocum's sail back from South America with his wife and kids, there are no parallels. In many ways Crapos were the ancient equivalent to some of today's most well respected cruising couples. Couples such as the Hiscocks, Irvings, and Pardys arrived on the scene much later.
Missing from the book is some helpful material such as maps or a time line. The editing is pretty good with a few easy to get past errors. The cover picture is completely incorrect. Those aside, anyone who is interested in origins of a couple "gone for a cruise" should read this true tale. In other respects, it is a seafaring lifestyle story from the last part of the 19th century.
I enjoyed the story as a companion to the many other couples gone cruising books.
Enjoy the book. Glad to see it kept alive. Its real America.