Herb McCormick has been a sailing journalist for more than 30 years, and “Gone to the Sea” is an anthology of some of his favorite stories (Paradise Cay, 2011, $16.95 paperback, 315 pages).
The oft-told story of a couple who pursues their dream of cruising exotic locales has another entry.
A New England port in its early days
“Marblehead’s First Harbor” is a love letter to a community by lobsterman Hugh Peabody Bishop and his sister, Brenda Bishop Booma — locals with a reverence for the past and the skill to entertainingly document the town that shaped their lives (The History Press, 2011, $23.99 paperback, 304 pages).
Tragedy in the Bass Strait
On Dec. 26, 1998, 115 sailboats set out on the annual race from Sydney to Hobart. It’s Australia’s most popular yacht race and a difficult 630 miles in good conditions.
Cruising guides for the new year
The 2012 editions of Dozier’s Waterway Guides — Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Southern and Bahamas — provide mile-by-mile coverage from New Jersey to Texas, as well as the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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