INNOCENTS AT SEA by Jim McCracken

INNOCENTS AT SEA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Smooth sailing for this vessel: an unofficial log of two intrepid but inexperienced sailors, their pleasures and frequent mishaps aboard four separate boats. Sailing the Atlantic coast from Long Island to Maine for several years, Jim and Betty began with a sloop unworthy of a name, progressed to the Merrimac (a leaky deck and no reverse), loved the Hornpipe despite its faulty stem, ultimately believed the Old Squaw was jinxed. As their boats got bigger and better, so did their adventures--mistaking an island for a submarine, barely navigating around lobster pots, climbing the mast at sea (grim necessity), triumphantly sharing a map with Chichester himself. No special message here, although the McCrackens' mutual attachment will add charm for many readers; just a genial record of how they got their sea legs.

Pub Date: Oct. 29th, 1976
Publisher: Reader's Digest--dist. by T. Y. Crowell