The Peking Battles Cape Horn

Captain Irving Johnson, in later decades renowned for his writing and voyaging aboard a succession of yachts called Yankee, went aboard the German windjammer Peking as a young sailor and adventurer in 1929, helped sail her around Cape Horn ...

Author: Irving Johnson

Publisher: Mystic Seaport Museum Incorporated

ISBN: 9780930248079

Category: History

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This classic sea adventure, first published in 1932, is now back in print in hardcover and softcover editions from Sea History Press, with new photos and with an Introduction by Exy Johnson. Captain Irving Johnson, in later decades renowned for his writing and voyaging aboard a succession of yachts called Yankee, went aboard the German windjammer Peking as a young sailor and adventurer in 1929, helped sail her around Cape Horn to Chile, and recorded the experience with still camera, movie camera, and the journal that became this book. It was a stormy passage, and Irving Johnson brings it to our armchairs in this great little book.

The Living Great Lakes

On that voyageheshot the documentary Rounding Cape Horn, which includes the
most dramatic footage ever filmed of acrew fighting for their lives on a
squarerigger. Johnson laterwrote about the experiencein his book,The Peking
Battles ...

Author: Jerry Dennis

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466882026

Category: Nature

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Award-winning nature author Jerry Dennis reveals the splendor and beauty of North America’s Great Lakes in this “masterwork”* history and memoir of the essential environmental and economical region shared by the United States and Canada. No bodies of water compare to the Great Lakes. Superior is the largest lake on earth, and together all five contain a fifth of the world’s supply of standing fresh water. Their ten thousand miles of shoreline border eight states and a Canadian province and are longer than the entire Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States. Their surface area of 95,000 square miles is greater than New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island combined. People who have never visited them—who have never seen a squall roar across Superior or the horizon stretch unbroken across Michigan or Huron—have no idea how big they are. They are so vast that they dominate much of the geography, climate, and history of North America, affecting the lives of tens of millions of people. The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas is the definitive book about the history, nature, and science of these remarkable lakes at the heart of North America. From the geological forces that formed them and the industrial atrocities that nearly destroyed them, to the greatest environmental success stories of our time, Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario are portrayed in all their complexity. A Michigan native, Jerry Dennis also shares his memories of a lifetime on or near the lakes, including a six-week voyage as a crewmember on a tallmasted schooner. On his travels, he collected more stories of the lakes through the eyes of biologists, fishermen, sailors, and others he befriended while hiking the area’s beaches and islands. Through storms and fog, on remote shores and city waterfronts, Dennis explores the five Great Lakes in all seasons and moods and discovers that they and their connecting waters—including the Erie Canal, the Hudson River, and the East Coast from New York to Maine—offer a surprising and bountiful view of America. The result is a meditation on nature and our place in the world, a discussion and cautionary tale about the future of water resources, and a celebration of a place that is both fragile and robust, diverse, rich in history and wildlife, often misunderstood, and worthy of our attention. “This is history at its best and adventure richly described.”—*Doug Stanton, author of In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors and 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award Winner Winner of Best Book of 2003 by the Outdoor Writers Association of America

Clara Rounds Cape Horn

Gail Faber, Michele Lasagna. Johnson, Captain Irving. The Peking Battles Cape
Horn. Peekskill, NY: Sea History Press, National Maritime Historical Society,
1995. King, Dean, et al., A Sea of Words. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Co.,
1995.

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Sea History

... Johnson VIIIB ( THE PEKING BATTLES CAPE HORN Irving Johnson The four -
masted Cape Horn sailing ship Peking sails again on the voyage of 1929 - 30
that taught the great sailtraining skipper Irving Johnson to " lean forward into life .

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Preserving South Street Seaport

18 2002, JACF; Alan Villiers, The Set of the Sails: The Story of a Cape Horn
Seaman (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, ... David Berson, review of film
Around Cape Horn, Seaport 22 (Fall 1988): 46–47; Johnson, Peking Battles
Cape Horn, ...

Author: James M. Lindgren

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479853941

Category: History

Page: 384

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Preserving South Street Seaport tells the fascinating story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan. Home to the original Fulton Fish Market and then the South Street Seaport Museum, it is one of the last neighborhoods of late 18th- and early 19th-century New York City not to be destroyed by urban development. In 1988, South Street Seaport became the city's #1 destination for visitors. Featuring over 40 archival and contemporary black-and-white photographs, this is the first history of a remarkable historic district and maritime museum. Lindgren skillfully tells the complex story of this unique cobblestoned neighborhood. Comprised of deteriorating, 4-5 story buildings in what was known as the Fulton Fish Market, the neighborhood was earmarked for the erection of the World Trade Center until New Jersey forced its placement one mile westward. After Penn Station’s demolition had angered many New York citizens, preservationists mobilized in 1966 to save this last piece of Manhattan’s old port and recreate its fabled 19th-century “Street of Ships.” The South Street Seaport and the World Trade Center became the yin and yang of Lower Manhattan’s rebirth. In an unprecedented move, City Hall designated the museum as developer of the twelve-block urban renewal district. However, the Seaport Museum,whose membership became the largest of any history museum in the city, was never adequately funded, and it suffered with the real estate collapse of 1972. The city, bankers, and state bought the museum’s fifty buildings and leased them back at terms that crippled the museum financially. That led to the controversial construction of the Rouse Company's New Fulton Market (1983) and Pier 17 mall (1985). Lindgren chronicles these years of struggle, as the defenders of the people-oriented museum and historic district tried to save the original streets and buildings and the largest fleet of historic ships in the country from the schemes of developers, bankers, politicians, and even museum administrators. Though the Seaport Museum’s finances were always tenuous, the neighborhood and the museum were improving until the tragedy of 9/11. But the prolonged recovery brought on dysfunctional museum managers and indifference, if not hostility, from City Hall. Superstorm Sandy then dealt a crushing blow. Today, the future of this pioneering museum, designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, is in doubt, as its waterfront district is eyed by powerful commercial developers. While Preserving South Street Seaport reveals the pitfalls of privatizing urban renewal, developing museum-corporate partnerships, and introducing a professional regimen over a people’s movement, it also tells the story of how a seedy, decrepit piece of waterfront became a wonderful venue for all New Yorkers and visitors from around the world to enjoy. This book will appeal to a wide audience of readers in the history and practice of museums, historic preservation, urban history and urban development, and contemporary New York City. This book is supported by a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund.

A Supplement 1971 1986 to Robert G Albion s Naval Maritime History an Annotated Bibliography Fourth Edition

Author: Benjamin Woods Labaree

Publisher: Mystic Seaport Museum Incorporated

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"NAVAL & MARITIME HISTORY: A BIBLIOGRAPHY made its first appearance in 1951 as a mimeographed supplement to Professor Robert G. Albion's courses at Harvard University. Thereafter it was his practice over the years to bring out supplements or to compile completely new editions at regular intervals. Upon the publication of the fourth edition in 1972 by the Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies at Mystic Seaport Museum, Professor Albion turned to new projects until his energies gradually waned with advancing age. After Albion's death in 1983 the present compiler determined to put together a new supplement. Although other duties have brought delays, the project is now finished. This supplement adds some 2,000 works published since mid-1971 to the more than 5,000 titles that comprise the fourth edition. Like its predecessor, the present volume includes only books and dissertations in English, arranged in the topical groups set up by Albion years ago."

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Sea

... again struggle around the likes of Cape Horn . Aboard Peking was where
Johnson ' s nautical education was firmly founded . In the new afterword to his
second book . “ The Peking Battles Cape Horn , " reprinted in 1977 by the
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Sea Letter

... of the great writers of the sea . " HERMAN MELVILLE 400 pages ; $ 16 . 95 pb
The Peking Battles Cape Horn THE PEKING BATTLES CAPE By Irving Johnson
HORN Another true - life adventure tale , The Peking Battles Cape Horn is Irving
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Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

Johnson's first book , Round the Horn in a Square - Rigger ( 1932 ) , tells of the
storm - beset trip . The book was later republished with an afterword entitled "
Forty - Eight Years Later " as The Peking Battles Cape Horn ( 1977 ; with
additions ...

Author: Jill B. Gidmark

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313301483

Category: Literary Collections

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The sea and Great Lakes have inspired American authors from colonial times to the present to produce enduring literary works. This reference is a comprehensive survey of American sea literature. The alphabetical arrangement of the volume facilitates access to facts about major literary works, authors, characters, themes, vessels, places, and ideas central to American literature of the sea and Great Lakes. While the book includes entries for canonical white male authors such as Herman Melville and Jack London, it also gives considerable attention to women at sea and to ethnically diverse writers, works, and themes. Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and many provide brief bibliographies. In addition, the volume closes with a chronology and a list of works for further reading.

Yankee

The Peking Battles Cape Horn by Capt . Irving Johnson , 182 pages , ill . , $ 11.95
, by Geoffrey Elan Herman Publishing , Inc. , 45 Newbury St. , Boston MA 02115.
A reissue of the tale by Irving Johnson ( about whom YANKEE did an article in ...

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Down East

EMPORIUM crewman V. Tropical Hut House Camden , Maine DOWN EAST
ENTERPRISE April 1978 Marine Books THE DOWN EAST The ' Peking Battles
Cape Horn , by Captain Irving Johnson . In 1929 , a farmraised youth from ...

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Seaport

Take , for instance , a trip with Captair Irving Johnson aboard the bark Peking
around Cape Horn in 1929. ... Right from the start when the Pekin battles out of
the gale - whipped North Sea , you know you're in for a treat Through the
doldrums ...

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The Dictionary of Nautical Literacy

Author: Robert McKenna

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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The nautical world is a distinctive subculture with its own art, traditions, lore, literature, history, idioms...even its own legal canon. While the body of knowledge associated with the sea is vast, there is a core of information that is essential to understanding maritime history and popular culture. The first book to fully chart the culture of the sea, The Dictionary of Nautical Literacy is a must-have reference for absolutely anyone with a nautical inclination—from professional mariners and serious students to the millions of casual sailors and fans of authors such as Patrick O’Brian, Alexander Kent, Sebastian Junger, and William F. Buckley, Jr. Written by one of the most respected names in nautical journalism, The Dictionary is formidable in scope and scholarship, featuring more than 3500 concise entries covering the full spectrum of nautical knowledge in the categories of language, geography, history, engineering, commerce, warfare, sociology, law, literature, and art. Unlike other nautical dictionaries that focus on defining parts of a ship and sailor slang, this book also identifies critical ideas, events, and individuals and explains their significance in maritime culture.

The American Neptune

9.00 . Volume I – The Setting of the Stage , to 1959. Historical background , as
well as events following the French Viet - Minh War . IRVING JOHNSON , The
Peking Battles Cape Horn ( Brooklyn , N. Y .: Sea History Press , National
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The New Yorker

LETTERS For sailors or armchair sailors , the South Street Seaport Museum , '
207 ) OF Front Street , has a book called “ The Peking Battles Cape Horn , ” by
CapYour elegant oasis of privacy tain Irving Johnson , who made the Bought at a
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Book Publishers Directory

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The Publishers Trade List Annual

The Peking Battles Cape Horn . Kaese , Harold . Rooter ' s Guide to the Red Sox .
Kales , Emily and David . All About the Boston Harbor Islands . LaBau , Tom and
Quick , John . Dictionary of Motion Picture and Video Terms ( Illustrated ) .

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