1960 SUPER, ORIGINAL JOURNAL AND SCRAPBOOK DETAILING ONE MAN'S LOVE OF THE SEA AND THE SHIP'S THAT PLY THE OCEAN'S WATERS

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On offer is an outstanding personal notebook/journal written by a sailor in the mid-20th Century. The soft cover notebook measures 7 inches by 4 inches. The cover has separated from the notebook and one page has come loose but the entire journal is complete. The pages show some discolouration from age. There are 112 pages (un-numbered) and it is approximately 90% complete. There are many pictures and articles glued into the notebook. Many of these illustrations date back to the early years of the 20th Century. The journal is entitled Sea Lore Vol II. The author is unknown. Referring to great sailing ships over 50 to 60 years, context suggests that this notebook was likely written in the early 1960s by a man who loved the sea and sailing ships. There are much older newspaper clipping, for example the Laura Ann Barnes aground in 1921. The journal is a fascinating look into the world of sailing in the late 19th and early 20th Century. The pages contain notes, descriptions and stories as well as many drawing and photographs. The journal opens with a short description of SS Herzogin Cecilie. She was built for Norddeutscher Lloyd or North German shipping company. She was one of the fastest commercial sailing ships - the so-called windjammers - ever built. Eight times winner of Australia - Great Britain grain race, she ran on the rocks at Sewer Mill Cove near Salcombe, Dover England in the early morning of April 27 1936. She was bound for Ipswich to discharge a cargo of grain. Records show that she was hauled off the rocks but soon capsized and sank. He refers to John Vanderdecken (also recorded as Hendrick Vanderdecken) who was captain of a ship rounding Cape Good Hope in the middle of a fierce storm - "Story of Vanderdecken The Flying Dutchman", and then the author tells a version of the tale of this famous ghost ship. He lists 9 pages of ships including famous four-masted barques, barquentines and schooners: "More Information About Captain Erikson's fleet of wind jammers". One line drawing is an excellent illustration of basic helm commands for a sailing ship. Another is a fine drawing showing how these great sailing ships used the prevailing winds to race across the oceans. On another page he notes his ideal ship: "My Ideal Ship 90 Tons Broad beamed deisel engine fore and aft sails". Another lists the crew of HMS Bounty who mutinied April 28th, 1789. There are photographs and foldout illustrations cut out from newspapers and magazines of some of the great sailing ships of the late 19th and early 20th centuries such as Pamir, Laura Ann Barnes, Yankee, Nantuckett and Christian Radich. The Christian Radich still sails today under a Norwegian flag. There are pages of definitions, drawings of knots and illustrations of rigging. The author of this notebook truly loved the sea and it shines through. A historian or sailing enthusiast would find this a fascinating glimpse into the days of the great 3 and 4-masted sailing ships that plied the world's oceans. The lists of ships make an excellent cross-reference tool.

Title: 1960 SUPER, ORIGINAL JOURNAL AND SCRAPBOOK DETAILING ONE MAN'S LOVE OF THE SEA AND THE SHIP'S THAT PLY THE OCEAN'S WATERS

Author Name: NOT IDENTIFIED

Illustrator: /

Categories: 20th Century Ephemera, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: NOT IDENTIFIED, 1960

Book Condition: Fair

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0008130

Keywords: KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, MID-20TH CENTURY, SAILING SHIPS, SAILING IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, SAILING IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY, TEA CLIPPERS; GRAIN CLIPPERS; TALL SHIPS; WINDJAMMERS; SS HERZOGIN CECILIE; USS SEVEN SEAS; THE FLYING DUTCHMAN; CAPTAIN VAN DER DECKEN; PAMIR; LAURA ANN BARNES; YANKEE; NANTUCKETT; CHRISTIAN RADICH. HMS BOUNTY, NAVAL HISTORY, BARQUES, BARQUENTINES; SCHOONERS, CAPTAIN GUSTAF ERIKSON, HELM COMMANDS, NAVAL AND MARINE DRAWINGS, SAILING SHIPS PHOTOS, MARITIME NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, KNOT SRAWINGS, RIGGING DRAWINGS, NAUTICAL TERMS, NAVAL TERMINOLOGY, HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, DIARY, DIARIES, JOURNALS, PERSONAL HISTORY, SOCIAL HISTORY, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, ANTIQUITÉ, CONTRAT, VÉLIN, DOCUMENT, MANUSCRIT, PAPIER ANTIKE, BRIEF, PERGAMENT, DOKUMENT, MANUSKRIPT, PAPIER OGGETTO D'ANTIQUARIATO, ATTO, VELINA, DOCUMENTO, MANOSCRITTO, CARTA ANTIGÜEDAD, HECHO, VITELA, DOCUMENTO, MANUSCRITO, PAPEL