High Kings To Seakings

High Kings To Seakings

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In the changing world of 1960's Ireland, a young man named Anthony Holten answered a newspaper advertisement and soon found himself in a totally alien environment upon the high seas. From the even tenor of a mechanic's life in Dublin, he was catapulted into the hustle and bustle of shipboard life - where a new world enfolded him amidst the clamorous machinery spaces of steamships plying between many far-flung destinations. The writer recounts his experiences as a developing marine engineer and his impressions as a raw landlubber learning a mariner's life in a story that takes the reader on a worldwide journey that begins in rural Ireland: from his early experiences in the ports of Europe to the cold hostile Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic Sea; across the western oceans to the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean; and then from the USA to the searing heat of the Persian Gulf via Capetown and ever onwards to the Far East.We passed Balboa, named after the peasant explorer who supposedly first discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513, passing close to ... At the time, the automatic boiler pressure controller, like many other things on the Verena, wasna#39;t working properly, so the firemen ... They achieved this by manipulating the manual spill valve, usually sitting on a wooden crate to the side of the fuel a#39;jacksa#39; and gazing up atanbsp;...


Title:High Kings To Seakings
Author: Anthony Holten
Publisher:Lulu.com - 2014-02
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