The Grey Seas Under

The Grey Seas Under

The Perilous Rescue Missions of A North Atlantic Salvage Tug

Book - 1958
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In Grey Seas Under, Farley Mowat writes passionately of the courage of men and of a small, ocean-going salvage tug, Foundation Franklin. From 1930 until her final voyage in 1948, the stalwart tug's dangerous mission was to rescue sinking ships, first searching for them in perilous waters and then bringing them back to shore. Battered by towering waves, dwarfed by the great ships she towed, blasted by gale-force winds and frozen by squalls of snow and rain, Foundation Franklin and her brave crew saved hundreds of vessels and thousands of lives as they patrolled the North Atlantic, including waters patrolled by U-boats in wartime. Mowat spent two years gathering this material and sailed on some of the missions he describes. The result is a modern epic -- a vigorous, dramatic picture of the eternal battle between men and the cruel sea.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c1958
Edition: 1st Lyons Press ed
ISBN: 9781585742400
Branch Call Number: 387 .55 MOW
Characteristics: 341 p. :,ill., map ;,23 cm


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Aug 27, 2015

A wonderful real life series of adventures at sea by a great story teller. Many parts were simply gripping and as a whole the book stands up well to caomparison with works of the great writers of the sea such as Peter Freuchens and Joseph Conrad (exalted company!)
The levels of human endurance and raw courage displayed by the officers and crew are almosrt beyond belief, and yet the book rings of truth in every page.
A great read!

Dec 17, 2013

This sounds like a book that's right up my husbands alley. Some people think that the "non-fiction" section is all just "reference" books. I say.....shame on you.....go browse around in there, REAL TRUE stories. Take a gander why don't you!

Mar 29, 2012

This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in

- Canadian History, Atlantic Canada, The Atlantic Ocean, Real Men, Action, Ships, etc, etc....

Be prepared to believe it all fiction, If Hollywood made a movie of it no one would believe it is NOT Fiction...

True stories about real men in situations and actions that defy belief in this modern age...

Nov 07, 2010

Amazed me.

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