The Last Grain Race

By: Eric Newby

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In 1938 an eighteen-year-old boy signed on for the round trip from Europe to Australia in the last commercial sailing fleet to make that formidable journey. The four-masted barque "Moshulu" ended up as a dockside restaurant in Philadelphia; the young apprentice went on to become one of the greatest travel writers of this century. "The Last Grain Race" is Eric Newby's spell-binding account of his time spent on the "Moshulu's" last voyage in the Australian grain trade.
As always, Eric Newby's sharp eye for detail captures the hardships, danger, squabbles, companionship and sheer joy of shipboard life - bedbugs, ferocious storms, eccentric Finnish crew and all. By pure chance, Eric witnessed the passing of the era of sail, and his tale is all the more significant for being the last of its kind.

Title: The Last Grain Race

Author Name: Eric Newby

Categories: Travel & Exploration,

Edition: Reprint Edition

Publisher: Melbourne, Lonely Planet: 1999

ISBN Number: 0864427689

ISBN Number 13: 9780864427687

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good +

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 030931

Description: This is Newby's spell-binding account of his time spent the the Moshulu's last voyage in the Australian grain trade. At age 18, he signed up for the round trip sail from Europe to Australia in the last commercial sailing fleet to make that formidable journey. Paperback. Pictorial cover. No writing in the book. 285pp. Full refund if not satisfied.