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The Great Days of Sail: Reminiscences of a Tea-Clipper Captain - Shewan, Andrew, and MacGregor, David R (Introduction by)
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Captain Andrew Shewan (1849-1927) was the last-surviving tea-clipper captain, and in his 70s set down his experiences in "The Great Days of Sail", his only book, published in the year he died. Brought up in Blackwall, his knowledge of the clippers was gathered from first-hand experience. At the age of 23, he was appointed captain of his first clipper, racing from ports in China with the new season's cargo of tea, and he went on to experience life on board almost every one of the British clippers he mentions, and raced with ...

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The Great Days of Sail: Reminiscences of a Tea-Clipper Captain 1998, Conway Maritime Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780851776996

Revised edition

Hardcover