Tuning the Rig PDF ePub eBook

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Tuning the Rig free pdf TUNING THE RIG is Harvey Oxenhorn's newly rediscovered story of life at sea. As a teacher of literature, Oxenhorn had taught Conrad and Melville to his students, but had never set foot on a tall ship until he boarded the Regina Maris as a volunteer on a survey expedition to study humpback whales - the voyage took him north of the Artic Circle via Newfoundland, Labrador and Greenland. His evocation of masts and spars, canvas and rigging, and the living presence of the Regina Maris on the open ocean is some of the finest writing about life aboard ship this side of Patrick O'Brien. So too is Oxenhorn's depiction of the intricate inter-workings of a crew at sea, who start out as strangers, but slowly become the kind of smoothly functioning, interdependent unit that is absolutely necessary for mastering the incredible complexity of a three-masted barkentine. TUNING THE RIG is a beautiful, passionate examination of a man's coming to terms with himself, with his fellow sailors, and with the diverse wonders of a fascinating Arctic ecosystem.

About Harvey Oxenhorn

Harvey Oxenholm (1952-1990) was Director of the Public Policy Communications Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and a published poet. He died tragically in a car crash a week after the book's original publication.

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Author : Harvey Oxenhorn
Publisher : Zoland Books
Data Published : 12 July 2001
ISBN : 1581950209
EAN : 9781581950205
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 284 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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