An Unlikely Voyage

An Unlikely Voyage: 2000 miles alone in a small wooden boat – John Almberg 

“As I sailed out of the Steinhatchee River, out onto the Gulf of Mexico, my heart picked up a beat,” writes John Almberg. “It suddenly struck me that this was the first time I’d ever sailed beyond the narrow, protected waters of Long Island Sound. “Am I really going to do this?” Equipped with cheerful optimism, invention, and persistence, this ordinary middle-aged man takes you on a sailing adventure from Florida’s Nature Coast to Long Island Sound—2000 miles through open ocean, steamy Everglades, trackless marshes on the Intracoastal Waterway, more bridges and locks than you can count, and finally through New York’s infamous Hell Gate. An epic story that proves it’s never too late for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Reviews “Subtitled 2000 miles alone in a small wooden boat, author John Almberg’s story is about his trip down the US east coast in his Thomas Gilmer designed gaff rigged yawl Blue Moon (see below for link to plans). We’ve placed this in our ‘good read’ category for good reason: Almberg entertains.” — Wooden Boat

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