If you are looking for a good read this summer, FSS member Jim Salmon (KUMATAGE #206) has written an excellent memoir of his 19 month circumnavigation aboard the barque Picton Castle called the RIME of the ANCIENT UNDERWITER, Hobblebush Books, 2012.
The book launch was held at the Conway Public Library in Conway, NH near Jim’s home. The turn out for the slide show and book signing was excellent, and there were several other members of the Friendship Sloop Society in attendance as well.
The book is a delightful combination of travel-log, memoir, and description of life aboard a square-rigged ship. If you are looking for a great summer read, look no further. Jim is planning to come to the Friendship Homecoming in Rockland this year, although he will not be able to stay for the whole event. We will try and convince him to bring copies of the book, so you might be able to get a signed copy from the author in Rockland…..