CAPE HORN by Felix Riesenberg
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The Chief Tar, of our Salt Water Department, reports: ""To have rounded Cape Horn in seafaring circles conferred on countless generations of sailors an accolade even more important than the crossing of the equator. Anyone who had rounded the Horn could spit to the windward. Riesenberg has told the story of Cape Horn from the days of Magellan's voyage, those who followed him and on down through the age of sail. Until the completion of the Panama Canal the only route to the Pacific from the Atlantic involved passage of Cape Horn, so that all sailing ships weathered the Horn or left their bones to rot on its treacherous coast line. This is grand reading and deserves a prominent place with famous classics of the sea. Well documented, it is a fine source of information.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1939
Publisher: Dodd Mead