Miss Grigsby spent her childhood in a mother town of ships and she here sets out to convey to others something of her own great love of deep waters and the ships which sail thereon.
The book opens with an account of her own experiences as one of the crew of a small coasting vessel, and there follows such diverse subjects as Figureheads, Dutch Fishing Craft, life in a Belgian
sailor-town – and the wharves and docks of the Thames. In addition there are charming chapters dealing with her own childhood in the old town of Portsmouth.
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