A young lad’s experiences of the last decades of sail in the coasting trade; Ivan Hazelton went to sea aged just fourteen and was appointed Master whilst still in his teens. Read of the difficulty of scratching a living when paid by the share, aboard a barge where pumps were manned to stay afloat, when the priority was a toss up between learning the skills of seafaring and beer, ‘fags’ and girlfriends!
‘This book adds to the richness of Britain’s maritime history – life in the sailing barges brought alive.’
Traditional Boats & Tall Ships
‘A fascinating insight into a way of life now long gone.’
‘A good read, with some cracking anecdotes and great photographs.’