54 Days on a Container Ship

54 Days on a Container Ship

by Helen Murray White


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This book is a memoir about 54 days spent on a container ship traveling from Long Beach, California to New Zealand and Australia. It describes daily life on the ship and gives insights into the life of a seaman. The reader will learn about lifeboat drills, pirates, and the dangers for crews from underdeveloped countries who are forced to sail on flags of convenience ships. Color photographs capture ship scenes and local sights in the ports of Taranga, New Zealand and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. The book is dedicated to those crew members who spend their lives at sea so that consumers can enjoy goods from all over the world. Although some of the original information may have changed since the voyage, the loneliness, monotony and dangers experienced by the crew do not change with time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537390383
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2016
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Helen Murray White and her husband, Bill, divide their time between a farm in Missouri and a home at Lake Chapala, Mexico. The couple has traveled to all fifty states and many countries in Europe. The book, "54 Days on a Container Ship," describes a journey which the couple made in 2004, fulfilling a lifelong dream to cross the ocean on a working ship.

Other books by Helen Murray White are "Watch Out for Topes," a memoir about traveling and living in Mexico and "Butterfield Overland Mail," containing genealogies of early settlers in northern Greene County, Missouri and showing the Butterfield Route across the family farm.

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