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The Skipper & the Eagle by Capt G. McGowan, USCG (Ret.)



The year was 1946, the place was bomb-shattered Bremerhaven. Amid the confusion of bombed cities, displaced persons, and food shortages, Commander Gordon McGowan, US Coast Guard, found himself the master of a three masted barque, a battered prize of war which he had to transform into a well-found Coast Guard training ship able to make a transatlantic voyage under sail. With her carry-over crew of German seamen and neophyte Coast Guard personnel, the barque found new life and a great adventure under the calm and gentle leadership of a Coast Guard officer.

This new 3rd edition features an Introduction by Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., 24th Commandant, US Coast Guard (Ret.).

Hard cover.

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