Karyl said: It wasn't long ago that I read Fastnet, Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern. This volume recounts stories of seafaring disasters and explores the consequences of these disasters for survivors, rescuers, families, communities and, in some cases, nations. The stories include: a mid-Atlantic accident that destroyed a prominent family; the Pacific typhoon that postponed America's first war with Germany; New England's equivalent of the Titanic; the wors This volume recounts stories of seafaring disasters and explores the consequences of these disasters for survivors, rescuers, families, communities and, in some cases, nations.
Cora's Tree is a Storm "Tale" which are prequels to the Storm "Adventures" that begin with Port Starbird. The other prequels are An Olde Christmas Carol (prequel and The Sad Blue Boat (prequel You don't have to read the prequels but each one introduces new characters that play in the other stories. It is helpful to read them so the entire story flows from one to the other without any gaps. The "Tales" are short novellas and quick reads. The Storm Ketchum Tales are a great addition to the full-length Adventures. They do a great job of filling in the characters' back stories and gaps.
In After the Storm, his most ambitious work yet, his quest for meaning amid chaos takes storm stories to a new level of revelation and universality. After the Storm is a moving, provocative exploration of the roots and consequences of sudden tragedy in human affairs. Vivid, wise, and heartfelt. The crowning achievement of one of America's foremost sailing writers. -Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award - winning author of Into the Heart of the Sea.
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Repairing Storm Damaged Trees. First and foremost, your safety is the top priority. If storm damage left large hanging branches or broken power lines, call your arborist to assess the situation immediately. That limb could fall at any moment, and broken power lines could still be live, so avoid them at all costs. How to Inspect a Storm Damaged Tree. After a storm, walk around your tree and look for these danger signs: Hanging or broken branches. Splits in tree branches. Broken or uneven tree top, called the canopy. Decay, holes, splits or cavities in tree trunk
The book is not without religious overtones, and peppered throughout are insightful digressions into biography, literary criticism and the composition of popular hymns. Of course nearly all sailors have their own storm stories, but they could not possibly match these for excitement, angst, and history. For example, on a cheerless, cold, and wet New England Thanksgiving weekend in 2014, the author’s analysis of the loss of the side-wheeler Portland on Thanksgiving 1898, is a fitting, terrifying, and appropriate anniversary story, indeed. 3. Mr. Rousmaniere’s notes pertaining to each story are nearly as entertaining and as informative as the stories themselves.
But one tree stands alone, untouched by the storm, tall and strong, wise and ancient, with a quiet, hidden power. with the beauty of those who have power. with the beauty of one who is at peace. And through the branches of the tree, and the gentled rain of the storm, wild beauty is followed by peaceful hope, and the sun begins to shine.
This is a book full of informative, detailed and engaging stories about disasters and storms at sea. Rousmaniere wrote this book some years after he experienced and wrote about, the tragic 1979 Fastnet yacht race disaster (Fastnet, Force 10). He dissects each from the perspective of a yacht racer, seafarer, philosopher and theologian. He details the causes and factors leading up to the events and the aftereffects in communities and the world. In so doing, he lets out his own heart and soul. If you are interested in just the stories, you'll have to skip portions of the text
Rousmaniere then adds shorter narratives about other famous and infamous storms, from the biblical tale of Jonah to the stories of storm-chasers in the far South Pacific. Rousmaniere finds the true meaning of his storms not in the actual events but their repercussions, which express themselves in unexpected ways. The distant results of the storms -- an Academy Award-nominated short film, a remarkable book about grief, a massive effort by a small fishing community to rescue shipwrecked sailors -- are as important to Rousmaniere as the details of seamanship and weather.
After The Storm True Stories of Disaster and Recovery at Sea by John Rousmaniere. I start with a disclosure. So I had high expectations for this book. And my expectations were met or exceeded. The first seven chapters describe as many storms, carefully chosen for their variety, social or historic significance, and pedagogic value. Cause, effect, and aftereffect are examined, not for each storm alone, but each in the context of the others