Nautical adventure, with its share of robust incident and romance, oddly set in today's background but with full flavor of the past. In fact the prose recalled Marryat, with its almost archaic style. None the less -- a good sea yarn, dealing with the last voyage of the last of the Gloucester sailing vessels on a bare chance of salvaging the ship from the grasp of a creditor who would transform her into a dragger and betray her good name on the fishing banks. Her owner, a girl, the man who loved her, took the long chance -- and brought it off, despite the forces of evil against them. The rescue of a sunkes hull, needed for its lead; the finding of a bank teeming with halibut: the paying off of an old debt and a new: the tragedy of death at s, of betrayal: and the miracle of uneervin loyalty, make good entertainment, for all ages who like a good sea adventure story.