In the Teeth of the Northeaste

Marlin Bree, Author Clarkson N Potter Publishers $18.95 (214p) ISBN 978-0-517-56449-3
He wanted to sail the entire shoreline, all 2900 miles of it, in his home-built, 20-ft. centerboard boat, Persistence. But fierce winds and awesome waves caused by a northeaster forced Bree to leave the water at Silver Bay, Minn., and take to the road, trailing his boat around Lake Superior. From his starting point at Bayfield, Wis., Bree had a leisurely sail to Madeline Island, the Apostles, Duluth, Minn. He chatted with retired sailors, boat-builders and fishermen about old times on the lake; there are stories of storms, shipwrecks and the mystery of the Fitzgerald, which disappeared during a storm in November 1975. Later, Bree went to Isle Royale on a day trip, then headed into Canada to the fishing village of Rossport, Ontario, and Lake Superior's North Shore wilderness. In addition to its tremendous local interest, this will appeal to readers interested in maritime history as well as to yachting enthusiasts. Photos. (February)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1988
Release date: 03/01/1988
Paperback - 240 pages - 978-0-943400-72-3
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