Contraband : A Romance of the North Atlantic (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Contraband: A Romance of the North Atlantic Even the brief view I had obtained of the boat impressed me strongly, both with its beauty, and sea going qualities. I was sailor enough to appreciate all this at a glance. The Esmeralda was quite evi dently the last word in marine construction - a play thing to a man to whom expense meant little. I was aboard a steam yacht, schooner-rigged aloft, of over fifteen-hundred tons, constructed for deep-water cruis ing, well-manned, and able to combat the storms of any ocean. Within, the furnishings were rich and tasteful, while the manner in which she slipped through the waters evidenced the mighty power of the engines. Within my stateroom the vibrations of the screw were scarcely perceptible, yet already we must have been traveling seaward at fifteen knots. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24mm | 617g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243307985
  • 9780243307982