As a dictionary of sea terms this book is written with a wit that belies the six years of research that went into its writing. The book emphasizes root words and the early origins of the terms. Each is cross-referenced to the bibliography at the back. Each word is indexed by subject, and the author has included a listing of old spellings as well as possible corruptions of terms. This is a very helpful and user-friendly source for the maritime reader.
216 pages, Hardbound 1992, Mystic Seaport Museum
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