Sailing by Starlight

Sailing by Starlight

Author: Alex Capus

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 9781907973451

Category: Travel

Page: 220

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Capus takes us on an exploratory journey via the loss of a Spanish vessel laden with gold and jewels in the South Seas, the burial of treasure, an ancient map, and a long and dangerous voyage across the Pacific, to prove that Robert Louis Stevenson's "treasure island" actually exists; and that it exists in a place quite different from where hordes of treasure-hunters have been seeking it for generations. In fact, he posits, it was for this reason alone that Stevenson spent the last five years of his life in Samoa. On a long trip round the Pacific islands with the idea of writing articles for American periodicals, Stevenson, travelling with his beloved wife, Fanny, and stepson Lloyd Osbourne, had no notion of stopping at Samoa when their ship made landfall in December 1889. Yet, only six weeks later, at the age of 39, he would invest all his available assets in a patch of impenetrable jungle and spend the rest of his life there. This book traces what led Stevenson to Samoa and the origins of his famous story. For facing him from this unlikely spot was another island – a conical isle, Tafahi, where legends abound, and it was, Capus suggests, this isle that would cause him to change the course of his life.
Sailing by Starlight
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Alex Capus
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-10 - Publisher: Haus Publishing

Capus takes us on an exploratory journey via the loss of a Spanish vessel laden with gold and jewels in the South Seas, the burial of treasure, an ancient map, and a long and dangerous voyage across the Pacific, to prove that Robert Louis Stevenson's "treasure island" actually exists; and
Sailing by Starlight: The Remarkable Story of S/V Globe Star
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Rod Scher
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-11 - Publisher:

In 1982, a hobby sailor and retired geography professor named Marvin Creamer embarked on a very special circumnavigation: On his 36' steel ketch, Globe Star, Creamer and his crew ventured out into the Atlantic a few days before Christmas on the first leg of the voyage, bound for Africa. On
Starlight Around New Zealand
Language: en
Pages: 271
Authors: Mavis Millar
Categories: Sailing
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-01 - Publisher:

Chronicles two retirees' (Mavis and Norm Millar) circumnavigation of the North Island in four months in 1997, and the South Island in six months in 2001 with crew-member Sam Medland, as the three Christians read the Bible and prayed for New Zealand at each landfall.
The Starlight Medallions
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: F. H. Wallace
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01 - Publisher: iUniverse

An Adventure that Spans Time and the Sea from the South Coast of Maine to the Lands Behind the Northern Lights Sim Spotswood decides not to keep his after school appointment with Dr. McCreedy to get his teeth straightened. Instead he wanders to the clam flats where Lost River meets
A Matter of Time
Language: en
Pages: 203
Authors: Alex Capus, John Brownjohn
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-08 - Publisher: Haus Pub

Ordered by the Kaiser to dismantle and reassemble a steam ship on Lake Tanganyika on the eve of World War I, three German shipbuilders are challenged by the exotic landscape's distractions, colonial violence, two dilapidated gun-boats and a sea battle between German and British forces. Reprint.