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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Worth buying for the pictures

Photo Essay of the school ship Passat

Uwe Hansen and Dirk Poppinga are the "authors" of 100 Jahre Viermastbark Passat: Leben und Lehrnen an Bord. Ein Bilddokumentation der Reisen 1956 und 1957.

The word "authors" is in quotation marks because this lovely but slim (85 pp.) book is more photo than text. It is published by the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum and offers a photographic account of the role that the 'Passat' played as a school ship. You’ll find a brief (German-only!) description here:

With thanks to Olaf Janzen, one of the founding editors of The Northern Mariner.

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