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by Timothy Severin

eBook The Brendan Voyage download ISBN: 0099194600
Author: Timothy Severin
Publisher: Arrow; First Thus edition (1979)
Language: English
Pages: 266
ePub: 1488 kb
Fb2: 1199 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Transportation

He was born Timothy Severin in Assam, India in 1940. Severin attended Tonbridge School and studied geography and history at Keble College, Oxford. Recreating ancient voyages. The boat is now featured at the Craggaunowen open-air museum in County Clare, Ireland. The Sindbad Voyage (1980–1981). The famous adventures of the medieval sailor Sindbad, as recorded in One Thousand and One Nights, became the inspiration for Severin's next voyage.

La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West, by the incomparable prose stylist Francis Parkman, recounts the astonishing journeys of Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, as he crisscrossed the wilds of seventeenth-century America in hopes of discovering a navigable waterway to the Orient

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The Brendan Voyage: Saili. has been added to your Cart. I learned about this book when I was at the place in Ireland from whence this Brendan Crew departed. I found the story to be incredibly intriguing. After I finished it, I bought a copy for my father-in-law. Author and captain, Tim Severin, of " Brendan" does a great job of aligning the sights and sounds of his voyage to the ancient passages in the "Navigatio", explaining what the fantastical sights and creatures described in the "Navigatio" could be and probably were. I enjoyed the historical connection, as well as reading about the dangers and challenges the guys faced.

He chose the books in the Modern Library Exploration series for their literary merit and historical significance-and because he found them such a pleasure to read.

He has also re-created the journeys of Ulysses, Jason and the Argonauts, Sinbad, and Hsu Fu (which required sailing across the Pacific on a bamboo raft). He chose the books in the Modern Library Exploration series for their literary merit and historical significance-and because he found them such a pleasure to read.

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Tim Severin didn't prove St Brendan reached America, only that he could have, that it was possible

Title: Brendan Voyage Author(s): Timothy Severin ISBN: 0-09-133100-5 . Title: The Brendan Voyage: Sailing to America in a Leather Boat to Prove th. .

Every day, we still saw icebergs drifting athwart our track. But after our recent escapade we were content to admire them at a distance, and at night keep a sharp lookout for their tell-tale ghostly. By now our chief feeling was the growing anticipation of finishing the voyage. We had been at sea for six weeks and were feeling worn. The constant strain of keeping alert for bad weather, the perpetual confines of our tiny boat, and the monotony of our daily seagoing routine had imposed its own form of mental strait jacket that became daily more constricting.

Light cover wear with some smudges, spine a tad faded, corners edges show wear and bumps, pages are clean but tanning, binding is very tight, no creases, AVON printing first printing May 1979, 299 pages. Can send pics, ships from MA
Comments: (7)
Vozuru
Having recently read Thor Heyerdahl's Kon Tiki, I was expecting something similar. In many ways it was, but in some ways,it was better. Give both crews credit for outstanding courage for setting out in a vessel that nobody, even the crew, knew would survive the first week on the open ocean. At least,the Brendan crew had the example of Kon Tiki thirty years earlier to encourage them, but setting out across a warm tropical sea is quite a different proposition from setting out across a stormy, iceberg infested, arctic ocean.
Perhaps the most important difference, between the two trips is the tremendous amount of research involved in the voyage of the Brendan. To be fair, there wasn't that much written. information available to Thor Heyerdahl. He was researching Inca and Easter Island legends, and neither culture was very literate to start with and zealous missionaries had wiped out much previous culture in both places, especially in Peru. On the other hand, the priesthood of the Celtic church was highly literate and made records of everything they did and saw. Of course, being Celts, there was a wee tendency to exaggerate. (Having sighted a whale, they had to have mistaken him for an island, go ashore, and build a campfire on his back.) As a result, there was quite a lot of information available about St. Brendan's voyages, which turned out to be surprisingly accurate.
In addition, although a curragh looks like a simple structure, building one with sails and capable of long sea voyages is quite another matter. What kind of leather, how to tan it, what kind of wood, what kind of thread to sew it together with, what kind of thongs to lash it, and even the ropes had to be right or disaster would result.
The outstanding thing about the book is how thoroughly the author explains the problems he encounters and the people he finds to help him solve them.
Perhaps more than anything else, this book is a tribute to the many Irish people willing to go out of their way to help the author explore and display what was,after all, a minute and obscure part of their history.
Finally, with the boat built, we embark with the crew on a voyage as hazardous as any in history. The North Atlantic is a very dangerous place. At the same year as this story happened a thoroughly modern, and much larger, icebreaker was lost in the same area that the Brendan crossed. tremendous credit has to be given to the men who stayed with the project under terrible conditions.
This book is worth reading, just for the knowledge that the spirit of exploration is still alive in the modern world, and that are still men who are willing to undergo extreme hardship to prove a scientific or historical theory.
Mr.Bean
I learned about this book when I was at the place in Ireland from whence this Brendan Crew departed. I found the story to be incredibly intriguing. After I finished it, I bought a copy for my father-in-law. He builds model ww1 bi-planes so I thought he might appreciate how much attention to detail the author gave to building a boat as St. Brendan would have done. Anyone with an appreciation for authentic, high quality, craft reproduction and nautical adventure may well enjoy this book. I am so glad that the author was able to find true craftsmen to help build the Brendan boat before the art was lost to death (of such men.)

And I love all I learned about whales & sea life.
Gajurus
I'm a sucker for books and TV shows that recreate the ancient world. The Brendan Voyage is a great true story about a man who tried to recreate the legendary travels of St Brendan to the as-yet-undiscovered New World. The author's adventures don't *quite* match the mythic voyage of the intrepid sixth century Irish monk, but he recounts plenty of real-life adventures along the way that make this account a fascinating read. Especially recommended for anyone who enjoys maritime tales and modern experiences with ancient technology.

I first read this in paperback when it was selected by my book club. Later gave it to a friend who loves tales of the high seas, and then regretted letting go of it, so when BookBub advertised a sale on the Kindle version, I bought it again. Now I'll never have to let go of it.
invasion
I just finished this ebook today and loved it. I'm of an adventurous spirit, but only in my armchair. I actually bought this book because of my dad. Although he was an air force veteran, he was a sailor at heart. He came from the Portsmouth, VA, area, and always loved the water. I bought him "Kon-tiki" years ago. I don't know if he ever heard of this adventure, but when I read the reviews, I thought of him and ordered it for myself. I enjoyed reading about how the trip came together as much as the trip itself. Thought it was very well documented, and, having actually lived in Newfoundland myself as a child, was quite excited when they finally made landfall. Would recommend the book to anyone who likes low-key adventure, with a good bit of danger thrown in to spice it up.
Jeronashe
Having grown up with the story of St Brendan as told at school, I found Tim's book an exciting read and one you couldn't put down , what an amazing story of courage and perseverance, maybe he had the spirit of St Brendan tethered to his sail. This modern day re-enactment was such an epic undertaking and has been wonderfully narrated and documented in this book .For me "The Brendan Voyage" really raised all thoughts as to the myth ,mystery or truth of this determined six century Irish Monk St Brendan . This link The Voyage of Saint Brendan: The Navigator is the latest translation I could find done by Gerard McNamara which brings alive beautifully the magical and compelling story of St Brendan which is just great to read after Tim's story.
Mr_NiCkNaMe
This is a recount of 4 guys , in 1976-77, who re-enact St Brendan's 500 AD ocean voyage from Ireland to North America in a leather curragh!! Amazing! Author and captain, Tim Severin, of " Brendan" does a great job of aligning the sights and sounds of his voyage to the ancient passages in the "Navigatio" , explaining what the fantastical sights and creatures described in the "Navigatio" could be and probably were. I enjoyed the historical connection, as well as reading about the dangers and challenges the guys faced. Sometimes the history was a bit tedious as I was hoping for more excitement in the man-vs-nature challenge. But, on the whole, I enjoyed this book.