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CRUISES, MAINLY IN THE BAY
OF THE CHESAPEAKE.
R. Barrie & G. Barrie


EDITOR'S NOTE.

Aside from eliminating too much in the way of hyphenation and de-Anglicizing some of the spelling, this is unaltered from the 1909 edition. I'm hoping to find better sources for the images, perhaps even some unpublished images. The printed originals just weren't very well done in the book itself... I hope to add a few links within the text eventually to tie the different articles to other web sites which have to do with the places Robert and George describe.

It also seems that the Royal Navy Barrie mentioned here turns up as the foe in the Battle of St Leonard's Creek during the War of 1812. See Donald Shomette's new book Lost Towns of Tidewater Maryland.

 

PREFACE.

TO ATTEMPT anything new on the subject of sailing seems hopeless; even in respect to boats and sailing it must all have been said before. Three thousand years ago Hesiod told how to keep boats and tackle safe in the wintry season by means of a rude breakwater, and cautioned us, when hauling up, to take the plug out of the keel to prevent rotting; and the yachting editors repeat the advice every year. Assuredly the interest keeps up; carried along by Homer, who must have been a personality, for no syndicate could have felt and shown the sustained love of the sea that the Odyssey reveals, it continues so on through literature, and one finds Byron, as a sailor, much more of a man than as a poet, and old Fitzgerald, as a yachtsman, infinitely more interesting than as the exponent of the tentmaker of Naishapur.

So let us take heart and launch the little packet on her voyage, and quickly, for the sailor is perpetually anxious to up anchor, make sail, and be on -- and, as the demon of unrest is just as often at his throat to have the boom in the crotch, perhaps the little book will have the luck to be read to the end.

ROBERT BARRIE -- 1909 -- GEORGE BARRIE, JR.

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CORRIGENDA

BOUND to have all the fun to ourselves we declined to have any professional proofreading, with the natural result that many errors and numerous advanced spellings have occurred to add to the gaiety of [we hope] nations.

[Ed. note: I made the corrections they noted. -- COD]

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CONTENTS.

PREFACE. vii

PROLOGUE. (R.B.) 1

EASTWARD IN MONA. (R.B.) 9
Reprinted from "The Yachting Monthly Magazine," London.

A CRUISE TO THE CHESAPEAKE. (R.B.) 27
Reprinted from "The Yachting Monthly Magazine," London.

THE CHESAPEAKE AGAIN. (R.B.) 43
Reprinted from "The Yachting Monthly Magazine," London.

HAUNTS OF THE BUGEYE. (G.B., Jr.) 61
Reprinted from "The Rudder," New York.

TWO ON THE CHESAPEAKE. (G.B., Jr.) 87
Reprinted from "The Yachtsman," London.

THREE MEN AND A NIGGER IN A BIG BOAT. (R.B.) 109
Reprinted from "The Yachting & Boating Monthly," London.

MERLIN AND IREX. (G.B., Jr.) 141
Reprinted from "The Yachting Monthly Magazine," London.

A VERY OLD GIRL. (R.B.) 159
Reprinted from "The Yachting Monthly Magazine," London.

LOAFING. (G.B., Jr.) 171
Reprinted from "The Yachting Monthly Magazine," London.

AN APRIL DASH. (G.B., Jr.) 203
Reprinted from "The Yachting & Boating Monthly," London.

OMOOS. (G.B., Jr.) 235
Reprinted from "The Yachting Monthly Magazine," London.

CHESAPEAKE BAY. (G.B., Jr.) 247
Reprinted from "The Cruiser," New York.

POOR MAN'S PARADISE. (R.B.) 267
Reprinted from "The Yachting Monthly Magazine," London.

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 Prologue

 


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