Why Sailors Can't Swim and Other Marvellous Maritime Curiosities
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
| Imprint:||Bloomsbury Academic|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $21.00|
| Book Description: |
Why will a sailor never go to sea on Friday 13th? Why are boats always referred to as 'she'? How do you navigate the ocean without a compass? Does the Bermuda Triangle really exist? Why do sailors wear earrings? Did Blackbeard actually exist? Did Nelson really say 'Kiss me, Hardy'? What is the correct way to bury a body at sea? Why is a rope never called a rope?
This fascinating collection of maritime folklore and trivia delves...