Michael Jay Mjelde
When Glory of the Seas was first published in 1970 it became the first title in the Mystic Seaport’s American Martime Library series. Out of print for some years, this important book is now back in a second edition published by the Glencannon Press. Donald Mckay’s last great clipper ship Glory was launched in 1869 and spent the next 40 years making record runs from New York to San Francisco and from California to Australia, among other voyages and adventures. In her final decade she hauled coal on the Pacific Coast and served for a time as a floating fish cannery before being burned for her metal. Michael Jay Mjelde tells her story with grace and detail, and gives special emphasis to her people, from fo’c’sle hands to hard-driving Masters.
7 ” x 10 “, 303 pages, 54 illustrations, appendices, index, bibliography, cloth binding.