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by Frederick Fenger

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  • ISBN 1443755044
  • ISBN13 978-1443755047
  • Language English
  • Author Frederick Fenger
  • Publisher Redgrove Press (October 7, 2008)
  • Pages 412
  • Formats lit lrf mbr txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1705 kb
  • Size Fb2 1568 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 457

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author Frederic a Frederic Abildgaard Fenger. Categories: Nonfiction.

Categories: Nonfiction.

Fenger's Caribbean cruise by canoe, 1911. So I have attempted neither a history nor a guide book but have spun out the yarn of a lone cruise in a sailing canoe. Thus they bound the Caribbean Sea, on the north and east, which in the old days was also called the Northern Ocean in contradistinction to the Southern Ocean or Pacific which Balboa first saw directly to the south from the Isthmus of Panama. The large islands, Jamaica, Cuba, San Domingo and Porto Rico are known as the Greater Antilles while the smaller islands which take up the march to Trinidad are known as the Lesser Antilles.

by. Fenger, Frederic Abildgaard, 1882-. Antilles, Lesser - Description and travel, Caribbean Sea. Publisher. New York : George H. Doran company.

Online Books by. Frederic A. Fenger. Fenger, Frederic . Alone in the Caribbean: Being the Yarn of a Cruise in the Lesser Antilles in the Sailing Canoe "Yakaboo" (1917) (illustrated HTML at ambergriscaye.

Frederic Abildgaard Fenger. What manner of man was this who sailed alone in a canoe he could almost carry on his back, fearing neither sea nor jumbie, the hobgoblin of the native, and who now chose to live with them a while just.

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The definitive book on Caribbean sailing and cruising. Not bettered since 1921 despite several tentatives by lesser writers, boatbuilders and sailors. Lessons on not rounding Hatteras in the middle of winter apparently not read by some recent (2015) sailors. You only need this, a set of recent pilot books.

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First, let's clear the air. The reprint quality was terrible. I returned the first copy and the second was no better. I asked for a refund. The text pages are printed with a two-toned blotchy background that does not appear in the electronic version. It makes the type very difficult to read. The photos are undecipherable.

But if you can get past the readability issues, the story itself is fascinating. Mr. Fenger is an excellent writer and his descriptions combine a sharp eye with a witty use of language that in its somewhat antiquated tongue that is a delight to discover.
One of the BEST sailing books ever written. I loaned it to a fried who is a big reader and he rated it in the top 3 books he has ever read. Went out and found a hardback copy to give his brother in law. I compare it to Joshua Slocum's book about sailing alone around the world but I think this book is much more entertaining and descriptive. Frederic Fenger was not only an intrepid sailor, he was a gifted writer and we are so fortunate to have two books from him.
This review is not so much about the work it's self, but more about condeming this particular version of the reprinting.

As a recent comer to canoe sailing, I glanced through a copy of this book (an ORIGINAL copy mind you) on-line, and was charmed with the quaint language, setting, and the adventure.

Obviously the work was originaly written in the 1900's, and the copy that I had the pleasure to originaly peruse was a version that someone had scanned-in and placed on-line. Obviously it's not quite the same to read a book on-line as it is to relax with on in hand. With that in mind, and to support "KESSINGER PUBLISHING", who claim to archive/preserve and reprint rare works, I thought to purchase a copy from them (rather than just print out the faithfully translated version on-line).

I looked at the book preview on AMAZON, and immidiately noticed that some of the photos from the original work, as well as drawings seemed to be missing. I disregarded this, as a fault of the book-preview process. I had intended to contact KESSINGER PUBLISHING to inquire about the drawings and photos from the original work, however their WEBSITE offered no means for contacting them (outside of the site soliciting write-in reports for copywrite infringement).

I picked up my copy, and immidiately marveled at the poor quality binding (cheap glossy coated cover and a poor glue job on the binding). Unfortunately I discovered that ALL of the original drawings and photos had been dropped (along with the notes that went along with them).

To sum it up, without the original photos/drawings and notes, this particular amaturish re-publishing is anemic at best and not worth the purchase. Very poorly done, and obviously just for profit (there is no sense that this is a preservation effort).

KESSINGER PUBLISHING should be horsewhipped for this poor effort!
i bought this disgraceful item, having seen parts of the original on-line and being interested and curious about the system of steering fenger's sailboat without a rudder. on arrival of the book, i was dismayed to find that what was desribed as a reprint contained no original photos or drawings at all so my main reason for purchase was denied. (fenger used an ingenious system for moving the centerboard fore and aft - worked well aparently...)
however, i decided to read the text and was soon puzzled by strange stand-alone sentences that were totally out of context with surrounding text. these i eventually concluded, were the original legends that accompanied the missing photos - a case of adding insult to injury.
all this and the shoddy and cramped way of starting new chapters anywhere on the page after the last one convinced me to never ever buy from the company again. reprints schmeeprints!