The Traumerei Delivery (sailing without a rudder)

The Traumerei Delivery (sailing without a rudder)

  First published Caribbean Compass Oct. 2014 Losing a rudder and abandoning ship seems to have been a feature on several Facebook pages recently, the last one being a small yacht that landed in Union Island minus rudder and crew who had abandoned her after the...
The volcano that destroyed St. Pierre 1902

The volcano that destroyed St. Pierre 1902

THE BEGINNING Many years ago, I was delighted to buy a second-hand copy of The Day the World Ended by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts. In those days it was hard to find a good account in English of Mt Pelee’s massive eruption on May 8th 1902 that destroyed...