Email This Page to a FriendPreview: Good Reads: Recommendations by Walt Ansel
November 1, 2013
OffCenterHarbor.com asked our guides to share their favorite books that should be in every boater’s library…
Dang, I’ve got so many books I love that it’s tough to pick the best ones. But I read these over and over:
Cruise of the Cachalot, by Frank Bullen
This, the most readable of all the whaling books, was written by an eighteen-year-old British seaman who shipped out on a Yankee Whaler from New Bedford in 1875, and covers the art, science, geography and adventure of hunting the mighty sperm whale with primitive weapons from whaleboats as dainty as seabirds.