Available as Digital Download only.THE BERING SEA FISHERMEN
Every January Alaskan fishermen put to sea in search of snow crab. The season is brief, lasting only as long as it takes to fulfil the quota but, despite the brevity and the extraordinarily harsh conditions faced by men and boats, the financial rewards can be the stuff of dreams.
One of America's most famous and most prolific naval architects B.B. Crowninshield is best remembered for his working schooners and America's Cup contenders. Less well known is the design he drew up for a group of families from Camden, Maine, in answer to their search for a one-design knockabout. In 2003 a replica of B.B. Crowninshield's 1915 Camden knockabout, Merlin, was launched on Lake Geneva.
Florence Sauerbrey and Gwendal Jaffry
THE SCORESBYS OF WHITBY
A century before the glory days of the South Seas small whaling ships sailed north from England to hunt in the icy waters of the Arctic. Great wealth was made and lost while individuals and families found fame and fortune. None was more successful than the William Scoresbys, father and son.
THE BAMBOO SAILING
RAFTS OF VIETNAM
Sight of working bamboo sailing rafts - an ancient tradition throughout Asia - were last reported in 1994. But, confounding most western academics, in 2002 the author travelled south of Hanoi, Vietnam, and discovered a fleet still working out of Quang Dai village.
In 1606 the Duyfken ('Little Dove') became the first European vessel to chart part of the Australian continent. In 2001 her replica set sail from Fremantle, Western Australia, on a three-year journey through time.
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