AROUND the WORLD
in 300 DAYS
The Last World Cruise of the Yankee Trader
This book is a narration about a 31,000-nautical mile circumnavigation of the globe by a windjammer named Yankee Trader in 1979. With about 75 other passengers and about 20 crew members, the Yankee Trader visited 61 ports and sailed the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans as well as the Caribbean sea. The ship also crossed the Equator four times, and the International Dateline and the Greenwich Meridian once each. Many in the group engaged in exploring, fishing, scuba and skin diving, meeting Islanders, savoring other cultures, and sailing into many beautiful sunsets.
Robert D. Easton is a native of the state of Washington. He earned two liberal arts degrees from Central Washington State College at Ellensburg, Washington and has done postgraduate work at colleges in California. Even though classified as a veteran of the Korean War, he served only in Europe and in stateside army posts as a teletype operator and message center clerk for the U.S. Army Signal Corps during 1953 and 1954. At various periods in his life, he has worked as a custodian, section hand, truck driver, newspaper reporter, schoolteacher, technical writer, landscape technician, parks maintenance worker, nurseryman, salesman, public school classified employee, warehouseman, and computer assembler. His latest employment is serving as foster grandparent in an elementary school in Sacramento California.
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