Blowing Out The Stink

This book has been released under the following alternate titles:-

Shipbuilders, Sea Captains, and Fishermen: The Story of the Schooner Wawona

Blowing Out the Stink—a fisherman’s phrase for doing laundry at sea—tells the story of the lumber and cod schooner Wawona and the quirky adventures of her captains and crews in the North Pacific. Learn about the the innovations of Wawona’s builder, H.D. Bendixsen. Capt. Ralph E. “Matt” Peasley, “the big overgrown kid,” became the most famous ship captain in America. Capt. Charles Foss called on the heavens for a breeze by wearing his wife’s hats. And the crew caught hundreds of tons of cod in the stormy Bering Sea while secretly fermenting shipboard wine with canned fruit and sourdough starter.

Blowing Out the Stink features detailed illustrations, historical photographs, and great stories, recreating a world that ended with the last sailing ships and updates readers on the ultimate fate of Wawona.

  • Author: Joe Follansbee
  • Title: Blowing Out The Stink: Life on a Lumber and Cod Schooner, 1897-1947
  • First Published by: iUniverse
  • First Published Format: PB
  • First Published Date: 20 November 2006
  • ISBN-10: 0595418333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595418336

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