Hard Down! Hard Down! The Life and Times of Captain John Isbester from Shetland
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Describes the eventful life of a Shetland sailing ship man in the final half century of commercial sail.
John Isbester spent 4 years as a fisherman in the stormy waters around Shetland, then his next forty years in large square-rigged sailing ships out of Liverpool.
With compelling accounts of heroic rescues and disastrous casualties, the account is enlivened by extracts from numerous well-chosen family letters, diaries and postcards revealing the minutiae of shipboard and family life 120 years ago.
Captain Jack Isbester