A SPECK ON THE SEA

Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels

by William Longyard

"A gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages made over the centuries."

--John Harland, author of Seamanship in the Age of Sail

A Speck on the Sea chronicles the greatest ocean voyages attempted in the littlest boats. These feats include:

  • Diego Mendez's voyage to rescue Columbus
  • William Okeley's escape from slavery in a folding rowboat
  • Ernest Shackleton's death-cheating journeys
  • And more

  • McGraw-Hill Education; August 2004
  • ISBN: 9780071460095
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: A SPECK ON THE SEA
  • Author: William Longyard
  • Imprint: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

About The Author

William H. Longyard (Winston-Salem, NC) has paddled, rowed, and sailed small boats for 25 years. A high school English teacher, he has published several books and written articles for boating journals.