ALONE AT SEA by Hannes Lindemann


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The author, a German doctor, spent 280 days afloat in the Atlantic on two solitary voyages--the first in an African canoe, the second in a rubber lifeboat. Motivated by scientific curiosity and the sense of adventure that leads man to pit himself against nature's challenges, Dr. Lindemann sailed his modernized canoe from Liberia to Las Palmas to Haiti and then sailed his rubber boat from Las Palmas to St. Thomas. His conclusion- arising from these gruelling experiences- was that it is faith and self-discipline that enables man to survive the all but impossible situations he faced. To judge from recent literature about unusual ocean crossings the sea lanes must be crowded with men in whale boats, rafts, kayaks, canoes, yawis, Boston Common swan boats, etc., and this book in no way departs from the course charted by its predecessor--which means interesting, revealing and exciting reading for the armchair adventurer.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1958
ISBN: 1443727474
Publisher: Random House