The Kedge-Anchor or Young Sailors’ Assistant

One of the classic books from the mid-1800s, The Kedge-Anchor or Young Sailors’ Assistant became the bible of the American sailor. Described as a genuine maritime classic, the book gives us a glimpse of the realities of shipboard life during the golden age of sail.

This work has been identified as culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. At Ages of Sail, we’ve carried this book for years now, as it gives model builders some context and better understanding of the ships they model and how they operated.

We’re mentioning this now, because we discovered that the book is no longer available in printed format from the publisher, only as an ebook (we don’t carry ebooks). However, we still have about a dozen copies of this Dover Publications edition in stock. When we run out, it is doubtful that we will be able to carry it again.

If you’re interested in getting your own copy, here’s the link to it on Ages of Sail: Ω






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