Tall Ships Down: The Last Voyages of the Pamir, Albatross, Marques, Pride of Baltimore, and Maria Asumpta

Version: Abridged
Author: Daniel S. Parrott
Narrator: Chris Ryan
Genres: Sports & Recreation
Publisher: American Media International
Published In: May 2006
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

For all it romance, the tall-ship renaissance has a tragic side. Daniel S. Parrott re-creates the losses of five sail-training vessels, and explores the roles played by ship stability, structural integrity, weather, human error, and standards of risk in tragedies at sea. He works from offical documents, survivor and expert interviews, and his own tall-ship experience.

Author Details

Author Details

Parrott, Daniel S.

Daniel S. Parrott is a professional mariner with twenty years' experience in tall ships all over the world. He holds a master's degree in maritime affairs from the University of Rhode Island, an Australian Masters Certificate, and a U.S. Coast Guard license for Master of Oceans, Motor, Steam, and Auxiliary Sail, 1,600 Tons. After five years in command of the 158-foot topsail schooner "Pride of Baltimore II", he now teaches navigation, seamanship, and sail training at the Maine Maritime Academy.