Sailing Down the Mountain

Sailing Down the Mountain

by Ben Harrison


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Ben and Helen Harrison set aside their comfortable life in San Francisco to go to Costa Rica and build a 38-foot sailboat. They had never built a boat before. Then, they had to get it down to mountainside to the water. And from there sail to Key West where they now live. It was a dauntless task and a challenge that put their marriage, their sanity, and their very lives on the line. A real-life adventure that will make you feel like you've got a berth on La Dulce Mujer Pintada, the Sweet Painted Lady.

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ISBN-13: 9780615985305
Publisher: New Atlantian Library, The
Publication date: 04/26/2014
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ben Harrison was born on September 8, 1945, in San Antonio, Texas, and spent his early years in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he attended W. B. Ray High School. Earning an undergraduate degree in Political Science at Southern Methodist University, he graduated from their Law School in 1972. He and Helen, who was a fine arts major at SMU when they met, were married on August 30, 1972, and moved to San Francisco that same year. In 1974 they drove to Costa Rica where, together, they built the 38-foot sailboat that they lived on for 11 years. In 1979 they sailed into the harbor of Key West, Florida, where he became a professional entertainer/musician/composer/author. In 1986 they opened Harrison Gallery, which celebrated its 28th anniversary in 2014. They have two sons. Benjamin A. Harrison, who after ten years of professional baseball with the Texas Rangers and other teams in five different countries finished his career in Italy, and William Cole Harrison, a licensed captain and commercial spearfisher, who also handcrafts Triple C Spearguns.

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