A B Sea: A Loose-footed Lexicon
A guide to the language and lore of 21st century seafarers. Full of practical advice, this is a dictionary with a difference: many words are illustrated by passages from classic books of the sea, yet more by the experiences of the author aboard an American schooner.
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