YANKEE SAILS ACROSS EUROPE by Irving & Electra Johnson


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A couple who for twenty five years cruised the oceans of the world first in the famed schooner and then in the brigantine both named Yankee now tell the story of their new and smaller ketch---named Yankee too of course---and of summers of sailing through the canals, rivers, and coastal lanes of Europe. The story of how they had their ketch built in a Dutch yard is in itself a revelation to boat lovers. Then their story takes them across Belgium into France, from there down the Rhone into the Mediterranean, on to Greece, back up the Rhone and by inland waterways to the Rhine and on to Sweden, and then once more south. The stories of these inland voyages are in themselves pleasant accounts of sights seen, people met, and of European conditions today. But occasionally an amusing or fascinating bit of European history slips in too, adding depth to the narrative. Data on the Yankee provides more serious fare for boat owners who, along with travel-minded Americans, will make up the major audience for the book. Very readable, and enjoyable paced.

Pub Date: Nov. 19th, 1962
Publisher: Norton