This is not for the elderly lady who spends her summers at Bar Harbor, but for those who go to sea and like it, and know that on shore a ""nun"" is a lady in holy orders, but at sea she is a buoy. This is a yachtsman's book, by a distinguished yachtsman-author, and illustrated by a Grade A marine artist. A sea-going Trending Into Maine, filled with references to early explorers, Champlain, John Smith, Gosnold and the rest. Not a cruising guide, but a book to incite cruising, the subject matter handled with a light touch and a sense of humor. As all good Chesapeake Bay yachtsmen cruise with Swepson Earle's Chesapeake Bay Country in the cabin; so this book belongs on the ""down easter's shelf, along with the admirable Cruising Guide to the New England Coast and Moffat's indispensable Galley Guide. Good prospects -- subscribers to yachting magazines."" Note to booksellers:- E. S. McCawley, our sea expert, gives a lot of gratuitous information in the foregoing. Now you have no excuse for not making a plus sale or so to mariners.