Author: Captain Jack Isbester
Captain Jack Isbester spent 35 years in the Merchant Navy, served as Chief Officer on the topsail schooner, Sir Winston Churchill, was Deputy Headmaster and Director of Nautical Studies at HMS Conway and latterly a marine consultant. He has an enduring fascination with ships, the sea and his Shetland origins.
Hard Down! Hard Down! describes the eventful life of a Shetland man in pursuit of his ambitions – to reach the top in his profession, to find a wife, to cherish a family, to do his job well and to be respected by his peers. The account is enlivened by extracts from numerous well-ch... more...
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Born in 1828 near Kelso in the Scottish Borders, Wyllie went to sea as an apprentice...