Sea stories are inspiring, so for our Waggoner Store Mid-February Sale, we are offering 15% OFF these sea adventures.

Waggoner Store Mid Februrary Sale
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Promo code: seastories (Offer ends February 28, 2017)

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Did you know The Last Schoonerman and Trekka Round the World by John Guzwell are available as Kindle ebooks?

Waggoner Store Mid-February Sale

Arctic Odyssey

In Arctic Odyssey: Dove III Masters the Northwest Passage, three Canadian friends each put $400 into a food kitty and sail off in a 27-foot homemade boat to do what most arctic explorers would consider unthinkable. Strong-willed Captain Winston Bushnell designed and built his steel sloop, Dove III, then set forth, not on a whim, but on a carefully-planned voyage through the famed Northwest Passage. This world circumnavigator brought his boat and crew through the icy waters, making them the fourth yacht in history to transit the Passage in a single season. Only 57 vessels have ever completed the Northwest Passage! $24.95

Arctic Odyssey is done in calligraphy, with beautiful illustrations, about striking deeds of unusual adventure and courage.

Author: Len Sherman

Special: 15% OFF

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Or, order Arctic Odyssey: Dove III Masters the Northwest Passage on Amazon.


The Arctic to Antarctica

The Arctic to Antarctica: Cigra Circumnavigates the Americas is the dramatic account of the first circumnavigation of the North and South American continents by the crew of Croatian Tern, a 65-foot steel ketch built in Croatia. The yacht officially began its voyage by completing an east-west transit of the Northwest Passage-only the fifth boat to do so in a single season. (Surprisingly, near the halfway point, the ketch encountered the 27-foot Dove III Arctic Odyssey on its west-east passage.)

From the Gulf of Alaska, the Croatian Tern sailed to Vancouver, Canada where they were warmly welcomed by a large Croatian population, and wintered over before continuing their southbound route. Further stops on their journey included the Marquesas, Pitcairn and Easter islands, and Valparaiso before they headed to Cape Horn and across the infamous Drake Passage to Antarctica.

The Arctic to Antarctic is also a beautiful photographic achievement with spectacular photographs, and it well documented with historical comments and footnotes. $19.95

Author: Mladen Sutej

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Or, order The Arctic to the Antarctica: Cigra Circumnavigates the Americas on Amazon.


Waggoner Store Mid-February Sale

Did you know The Last Schoonerman and Trekka Round the World by John Guzwell are available as Kindle ebooks?


Destination Cortez Island

 

In 1930,  June Cameron’s parents, George and Marjorie Griffin bought the Loumar, a 36-foot, wooden boat that would become their family’s summer home for the next two decades. In A Memoir Destination Cortez Island, A sailor’s life along the BC coast, she recounts the pioneer coastal life when the ocean was the only highway. Supported by a charming collection of photographs, the author relives the magic of those summer days on the Loumar. $17.95

Author: June Cameron

Special: 15% OFF

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Or, order Destination Cortez Island: A Sailor’s Life Along the BC Coast on Amazon.

 

 


The Final Voyage of Princess Sophia

 

The Final Voyage of the Princess Sophia: Did They All Have to Die? recreates the human drama that unfolded off Vanderbilt Reef in the Lynn Canal between Skagway and Juneau, Alaska in 1918.This story explores the heroic efforts of those who answered the SOS, at first to save and later to recover the bodies of those lost.

Seasoned writers of West Coast history and contemporary issues, O’Keefe and Macdonald tackle questions that still linger eighty years later. Was the resulting inquiry a bureaucratic whitewash? Was the real cause of the wreck “peril at sea?” With such a death toll, why was so little ever written about the sinking? Was it because, unlike the Titanic, there were no survivors of the Princess Sophia?

Authors: Beatty O’Keefe and Ian MacDonald

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Or, order The Final Voyage of the Princess Sophia: Did They All Have to Die? on Amazon.


Sea Stories of the Inside Passage

 

In Sea Stories of the Inside Passage: In the Wake of the Nid personal stories capture the essence and flavor of the Inside Passage by Prince Rupert resident and the author of Far-Away Places, Iain Lawrence. Readers will identify with Iain and his mate, Kristin, as they explore secluded passages and anchor sites in their small cutter. Along the way, they rescue a tiny orphaned seal, sail alongside an inquisitive porpoise, cheer for salmon struggling to reach their natal waters, meet a saintly old sailor, or shrink with embarrassment on hearing the tantrums of an arrogant skipper. Each stand-alone story is written with sympathy, feeling, and humor, and can be read aloud for pleasure at anchor, around a campfire, or at home in an armchair.

Author: Iain Lawrence

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Or, order Sea Stories of the Inside Passage: In the Wake of the Nid on Amazon.


The Last Schoonerman

 

The Last Schoonerman is the true story of a Captain Lou Kenedy, who in 1928, at the beginning of his sophomore year, suddenly quit George Washington University, left his wealthy family, chose the sea and lived life on his own terms.

From the 1920’s through the 1980s, and five decades after they were obsolete, Captain Kenedy mastered large cargo schooners, fought the sea, fought tough men and an even tougher society, a society that rejected anyone living on its edges. The Captain ran ten different ships (three were sunk, one by a U-boat) while married to a beautiful woman, raising four kids and a dozen dogs.

Author: Joe Russell

Special: 15% OFF

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Or, order The Last Schoonerman on Amazon.


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