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by Andrew Shewan

eBook GREAT DAYS OF SAIL: Reminiscences of a Tea Clipper Captain (Conway Classics) download ISBN: 085177699X
Author: Andrew Shewan
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press; New edition edition (July 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 240
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Historical

Shewan, Andrew (31 December 1996). United Kingdom: Conway Classics - Conway Maritime Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0851776996. "History of the Cutty Sark".

Shewan, Andrew (31 December 1996). National Maritime Museum.

Captain Andrew Shewan (1849-1927) was the last-surviving tea-clipper .

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. Published January 1st 1998 by Conway Maritime Press (first published January 1st 1996). GREAT DAYS OF SAIL: Reminiscences of a Tea Clipper Captain (Conway Classics). 085177699X (ISBN13: 9780851776996).

It was this son Andrew Shewan who recounted many tales of the ship and of the clipper ships in his book Great Days Of Sail: Reminiscences of a Tea Clipper Captain, published in. .Conway Maritime Press Limited.

It was this son Andrew Shewan who recounted many tales of the ship and of the clipper ships in his book Great Days Of Sail: Reminiscences of a Tea Clipper Captain, published in 1926 when he could plausibly claim to be the last surviving tea clipper captain. He died in December 1927. a b c d e f MacGregor, David R. (1983). The Tea Clippers, Their History and Development 1833-1875. The Final Voyage of the "Norman Court".

Captain Andrew Shewan was the last surviving tea clipper captain and in his seventies 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

Captain Andrew Shewan was the last surviving tea clipper captain and in his seventies 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. He was on board almost every one of the British clippers he mentions and raced with many of them on the High Seas. He and his father and grandfather before him lived and worked through a period of the utmost importance for the history of sail

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Tea was one of the very few commodities carried at speed in the heyday of sail. Nautical men also acknowledged that the finest clipper would be nothing without a captain prepared to drive her hard for every moment of a voyage. Other cargoes were either too bulky or insufficiently valuable to make it worth risking a whole ship and crew in racing through the typhoons and the shoals of the South China Sea with all sails set, just to be able to dock in the Port of London a few hours or days ahead of the pack.

Extraordinary people and the wondrous clipper ships they built fill its pages with both great stories and deep insight into . Occasionally funny and always richly detailed, this book paints a comprehensive portrait of an American era all but forgotten in the days of next-day delivery.

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Captain Andrew Shewan was the last surviving tea clipper captain and in his seventies 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. He was on board almost every one of the British clippers he mentions and raced with many of them on the High Seas. He and his father and grandfather before him lived and worked through a period of the utmost importance for the history of sail. He tells his own story, and his descriptions are more vivid and real than the best academic historian has been able to produce.? ?Shewan discusses the tactics of passagemaking, evaluates the merits, or otherwise, of well-known clipper ships, and sets down numerous anecdotes to conjure up the flavour of the clipper days. The Author: Captain Andrew Shewan was one of the best known of the skilful and daring captains of the clipper ship era. He personified the age described in this book. His grandfather was a whaling captain and his father rose to command the early 'crack' the Lammermuir. Shewan himself was appointed captain of the Norman Court at the age of twenty-three, racing from ports in China with the new season's cargo of tea.?