Books: White Sails Crowding

THE VOYAGE OF THE CAP PILAR (360 pp.) —Adrian Seligman—Dutton ($4.75).

She was a barkentine of 295 tons, named for a headland in Tasmania, and she was rotting at a stone quay in St. Malo when Adrian Seligman found her. Six years out of Cambridge and holder of a second mate's certificate earned in three years at sea, Seligman had a new wife, a legacy of £3,500 and the uncertain future that everyone had in 1936. He bought the Cap Pilar, refitted her and sailed her around the world.

The story of her harum-scarum voyage, well and engagingly told, was first published in...

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