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BOLD
SEA
STORIES
PRIZEWINNING
NONFICTION

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Story | Katherine Stone
here are places and things that
we read, hear and dream about,
that are on our "bucket list" to
cruise. Lake Superior was not one of
those places for me and I'm not sure
it ever will be, as I remember all too
well chipping ice out of the bottom of
a Lightning there in early August before
we went sailing in a championship
regatta. However, I feel that I have truly
been there when I read of the many stories that Marlin Bree artfully describes
in his book Bold Sea Stories. Hitting
the bookshelves for the first time during
the Covid-19 outbreak, getting Bold Sea
Stories might not be a bad idea, as you
can easily acquire it on-line now from
Indigo or Amazon for under $20.
With 21 inspiring adventures (all
can be read in under 25 minutes), Marlin
Bree has you in his grasp as he tells of
lore and legends from the world's "wickedest waters" both above and under the
North Atlantic, South Pacific and the
world's largest freshwater sea. "Along
the bluffs on shore, watchers with binoculars scanned the broken seas. The heavy
rollers of Superior were high and mean,
with waves rearing to become the lake's
notorious 'square rollers.' ... Word has
spread. The village knew that the Old
Man had gone out to bring in The Kid."
It is a fascinating read, well-researched and written with gripping true
stories of men in their fishing boats up to
captains aboard gigantic freighters several football fields long. Reading along
you think you have read about the worst
storm, until you come to the next story.

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CANADIAN YACHTING

Bold Sea Stories Cover

A trusty motor is a good friend

There are tales of the United States LifeSaving Service (founded in 1876, they
became the forerunners of today's Coast
Guard) on Lake Superior who put in
24-hour days under spartan conditions.
"They had to be expert sailors and boatmen, couldn't be younger than 18 years
of age, nor older than 45; couldn't weigh
less than 135 pounds or over 205 and
had to be expert swimmers. Their pay
was $65 a month. Those who survived
deserved the title of 'heroes of the surf.'"
The storms of November always
rang a bell with me, as I remember well
the waves crashing over the break walls
where I lived near Lake Erie. That didn't
come close to the fury of Lake Superior

- where in 1905, 30 ships went down. It
reminds me of that hauntingly beautiful
ballad by Gordon Lightfoot, "The Wreck
of the Edmund Fitzgerald". She was the
"Queen of the Lakes" - later known as
the "Titanic" of the Great Lakes. The
story of her tragic end on November
10, 1975 is still disputed. Bree has done
his homework and he brings up the data
from new electronic surveying of the
area around the sinking that confirms a
"new reef" that was not on the old charts.
"The 'Fitz' probably slammed into the
new reef in the Six Fathom Shoals. She
likely struck near her starboard bottom
section, just aft of the pilot house."

OCTOBER 2020



Canadian Yachting October 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2020

AT THE HELM: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
BOOK REVIEW: BOLD SEA STORIES
SPECIAL FEATURE: BAHAMAS – THERE AND BACK AGAIN
POWER REVIEW: BENETEAU ANTARES 11
POWER REVIEW: FOUR NEW JEANNEAU MODELS
SAIL REVIEW: HANSE 418
THE PORT HOLE: OCTOBER 2020
TRAVEL DESTINATION: CHEMAINUS - THE LITTLE TOWN THAT COULD
FEATURE: WINTERIZING
CROSSING THE LINE: ON THE ROCKS
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - AT THE HELM: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 4
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 5
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - BOOK REVIEW: BOLD SEA STORIES
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 7
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - SPECIAL FEATURE: BAHAMAS – THERE AND BACK AGAIN
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 9
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 10
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 11
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 12
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 13
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 18
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 19
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - POWER REVIEW: BENETEAU ANTARES 11
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 21
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 22
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 23
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - POWER REVIEW: FOUR NEW JEANNEAU MODELS
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 25
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 26
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 27
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - SAIL REVIEW: HANSE 418
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 29
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 30
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 31
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 32
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - THE PORT HOLE: OCTOBER 2020
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 45
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - TRAVEL DESTINATION: CHEMAINUS - THE LITTLE TOWN THAT COULD
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 47
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 48
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - 49
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - FEATURE: WINTERIZING
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Canadian Yachting October 2020 - CROSSING THE LINE: ON THE ROCKS
Canadian Yachting October 2020 - Cover3
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