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Sailing South (Classic Reprint) by Philip…

Sailing South (Classic Reprint)

by Philip Sanford Marden

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Sailing South is a one man travel log by Philip Sanford Marden in which he details his sailing trips from the United States, mostly to islands in Central America.

Philip Sanford Marden was an ardent sailor who lived during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. He was an accomplished seaman, but not one who fancied himself an explorer. Thus, the locations travelled to and detailed in this text are not exotic and undiscovered, but rather islands that many people have had the opportunity to visit. Marden's objective in writing Sailing South was to create a pleasant book that could serve as a light diversion for the reader. This work is not an instructional, nor is it full of technical details. The book is divided into three parts, each of which highlights a different country or region that Marden sailed to. Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica are the nations that receive the most space, with cursory details provided about a few other regions the author visited.

Sailing South achieves its goal of providing the reader with a piece of light reading. Perhaps even more so today than when it was originally published, the book has a romantic sense to it that glorifies travel, sailing in particular. The details Marden provides about the people he met are typically positive in nature, and the author is able to paint a convincing picture of these island nations with his prose.

If you are looking for a book to accompany you on your next travel adventure, Marden's work here is a great choice.

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

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 works.

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