Tall Ship Odysseys is the story of Operation Sail, launched in the early 1960s and endorsed by President John F. Kennedy as an antidote to the Cold War. This beautifully illustrated volume containts the stories of scores of sailing vessels, their crews, and the people dedicated to making each OpSail occasion more spectacular than the last. Hundreds of historical and full-color photographs capture magnificent windjammers, from America’s training ship, the USCGC Eagle, to her counterparts from Britain, the Soviet Union, Ecuador, Japan, Indonesia, and other seafaring nations across the globe. Powerful vignettes and colorful portfolios explore selected vessels and the allure of life under canvas. This book is at once a work of art and a fascinating testament to human ingenuity and the courage of those who challenge the restless oceans of the world.
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