Good Reads

Henry Hudson: Dreams and Obsessions

Henry Hudson: Dreams and ObsessionsBy Corey SandlerCitadel Press/Kensington Publishing Corp.New York, N.Y.Copyright 2007ISBN-13: 978-0-8065-2739-0   In his newest book, Henry Hudson: Dreams and Obsessions, veteran newsman and Associated Press corrspondant Corey Sandler endeavors to shed light on some of the…

Courage

CourageA Novel of the SeaBy Alan LittellBrillig Press; 128 pagesISBN: 978-0-9793648-0-8   A foundering steamer in a winter North Atlantic gale slowly comes apart as its crew struggles to save it. And then when those efforts fail, they try to…

By the numbers

Long before the advent of electronics and high tech wind measuring devices, a qualitative wind estimating method called the Beaufort Scale of Wind Forces was used. It was invented by an early English navigator by the name of Francis Beaufort…