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THE MANAGEMENT OF SMALL BOATS AND YACHTS UNDER
IN DIFFERENT EMERGENCIES ;
SUPPLEMENTED BY A SHORT
VOCABULARY OF NAUTICAL TERMS
FORMERLY FOURTH OFFICER OF THE STEAMSHIP ATLANTIC,”
NORTHERN SEAS OF CHINA AND JAPAN.
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
FROM THE LIBRARY OF MRS. ELLEN HAVEN RO8&
JUNE 28, 1938
BY LEE AND SHEPARD.
All rights reserved
This little work is not written to teach any thing new to those who know how to sail boats well and safely, but only for the purpose of enabling any person, after a perusal of its pages, to feel confident of handling a boat so as to be perfectly safe, and to have some knowledge of the rules which should govern its movements under all conditions that might naturally arise. This sport is far less dangerous than is supposed; and it may even be asserted that no kind of amusement is safer during the summer months in these latitudes, many not as safe. Some one has truly said “that the boat is always under the perfect control, and subject to the will, of its master; whilst in driving, for instance, one is dependent for life and limb upon the forbearance, good-temper, and training of a brute whose strength is greater than one's own, and whose over-vaunted intelligence is often exceeded by his obstinacy."
It is simply wonderful what stress of wind and sea a small boat will sustain with perfect safety when properly managed.