CARIBBEAN CRUISE by Kate & Richard Bertram


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An exciting, anecdotal account of a couple's Caribbean cruise that lasted five years. A 36-foot yacht of the coast cruiser class, with an auxiliary engine, was their home as they went from port to port,- though Long Island Sound, down the eastern seaboard to Miami; then southeast to Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, then through the Windward and the Leeward Islands- 60 ports in all. The story- told chiefly by the wife, is warm, lively reporting of places and people, with bits of history, with exploration and fishing excursions, with experiences with customs officials and entry requirements; leisurely adventure and delightful humor- required reading for anyone contemplating sailing in the trade winds. The husband contributes a salty introduction which covers special details on boat and cruise, and an appendix supplements the text with specific information on requirements at each port, factual details, and so on.

Pub Date: Feb. 23rd, 1948
Publisher: Norton