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Schooner Captain — The Story of Captain Hugh Shaw For Half a Century a Master in Sail in British Waters - Compiled and edited by Norah Ayland

D. Bradford Barton, 1972, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper tanned on the reverse. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with light spotting.

From the cover: “Captain Hugh Shaw was born in 1881 at Connah's Quay, that famous old schooner port on the Dee. The son of a coasting captain, he went to sea at the age often, as cook, and worked his way up through A.B. and mate to become captain himself — of the schooner Elizabeth Hyam in 1904. He married into another family steeped in the coasting trade, the Aldridges of Arlingham-on-Severn where he retired after the Second World War. For fifty years or more he had sailed the waters around the British Isles, owning and skippering a variety of sailing vessels, notably the Amlwch-built schooner Camborne, bought by Captain Shaw in 1922.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 150

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