I’m currently ploughing through a 764-page text book on English folk song, but when I’m done there’s a treat in store: the autumn 2017 edition of the Maritime Quarterly.
We’ll all have our favourites, but items that catch my eye in this issue include:
Uffa Fox sailing the Atlantic, singing as he goes (I’ve got a CD of his sea songs, so I know how that goes)
Max Liberson reflects that his first efforts at anchoring were made very easy by mud of the Thames Estuary (surely not that easy – there are anchor-robbing chains and who knows what down there)
Tom Cunliffe takes a relaxed look at Lecky’s classic instruction book ‘Wrinkles’
Illustrator, artist and boat dweller Claudia Myatt goes cruising
John Rousmaniere takes part in the intense conversation of the New York Yacht Club Book Group
RAF Sergeant Eric Smith winched Michel Pade and Napoleon Bertin to safety and received the George medal for bravery. Victor David, Jean Ridel, Maurice Fromentin and Christian Anthore were rescued by breeches buoy.
According to tradition the lost fishermen’s coffins were laid out on the quayside at Penzance, and the Gougy Roseline trawler accompanied them home to their final resting place.
My thanks to John Lockwood for passing the the tip along.