Cruises of the Joan

1920s cruises in a small cutter

W. E. Sinclair

These are the cruises of the engineless, twenty-two-foot Falmouth Quay Punt Joan, made from 1923 to 1927: First, around Britain, then to Madeira, to the Baltic, and finally across the north Atlantic to Iceland, and Greenland waters; all voyages conducted with a minimum of fuss. The dry, phlegmatic humour and observation of W. E. Sinclair, putting us in mind of Tilman, makes this a highly entertaining account (though with one episode of offhand racist language which rightly shocks today)—an account we might not have were it not for extreme good fortune attending the final desperate days he describes.

PDF E-Book; 246 pages + 8 pages mono photos; maps.