The Last Grain Race

The Last Grain Race

Eric Newby


an attractive and informative first-hand account of the final 'grain race' of maritime background, from revered trip author Eric Newby. In 1939, a tender Eric Newby - later well known as a commute author of remarkable expertise - set sail aboard Moshulu, the most important crusing send nonetheless hired within the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe. each year from 1921 to 1939, the vessels all in favour of the grain exchange could try to discover the shortest, quickest passage domestic - 'the grain race' - within the face of turbulent seas, atrocious climatic conditions and tough graft. First released in 1956, 'The final Grain Race', that includes many images from the author's own assortment, celebrates either the spirit of experience and the fun of boating at the excessive seas. Newby's first-hand account - attractive and informative, with widespread bursts of humour and witty observations from either above and under deck - chronicles this vintage crusing voyage of the Twenties and Thirties, and documents the final grain race of maritime historical past.

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