Sailing Barge Master
The Story of a Victorian Bargeman
First edition, paperback. 25 × 18cm, 166pp
The author first went afloat as third hand on a river barge at 8 years of age. His prowess blossomed and after serving as a mate and then skipper aboard the craft of Kentish brick and cement maker Smeed Dean, he progressed to command much larger sailing barges around the south-east coast of England and the Continent. He eventually decided to work for and became master and owner of the Rye ketch barge Diana, one of the largest of her type, engaged in the Channel trades. George Winn wrote his life story more than 70 years ago, the manuscript was treasured by his family but has now been printed in this book.
Very good condition with a little light wear.
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