The story of the earlier history of the sea king by his son, this sea saga is an addendum to the classic Sailing Alone Around the World of 1900. It is the history of an able navigator, and a grand old man of limitless horizons who sailed all over the world in every sort of craft. True story of sea adventure all leading up to the Captain's super-human, singlehanded maritime feat of long distance cruising in the little ship the Spray around the world for three years at the age of 54. This is also the history of the inhuman sailing conditions of the late 1800's which gives a feeling of the flavor of the times. Absorbing, exciting sea lore.