Why Sailors Can't Swim and Other Marvellous Maritime Curiosities

Why Sailors Can't Swim and Other Marvellous Maritime Curiosities

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's 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 into the history, science and culture of the… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (July 28, 2013)

Collection: Adlard Coles

Page count: 96 pages

Language: English


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