Cargo of Hope: Voyages of the Humanitarian Ship Vega (Paperback)

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Cargo of Hope: Voyages of the Humanitarian Ship Vega (Paperback)


Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days

To date, the historic ship Vega has sailed more than 100,000 miles, carrying tons of free training, tools, health supplies, and educational materials to remote island communities in eastern Indonesia and East Timor--places few outsiders will ever see. This is the story of Vega's first missions--a real-life sea tale complete with vicious storms, exotic locations, heart-rending moments, and priceless glimpses into real life on some of the world's most remote tropical islands.

Shane Granger (1948-until his luck runs out) has been in love with the sea since he was seven years old. Having worked as a radio DJ, advertising photographer, boat builder, director of museum ship restoration, and bush pilot, he always comes back to the sea.Shane has traveled over a quarter-million sea miles, including thousands of miles on a square-rigged brigantine he salvaged in West Africa and once single-handedly sailed across the Atlantic without an engine or functioning rudder. After crossing the Sahara Desert with a Tuareg caravan and being kidnapped by bandits in Afghanistan, his greatest ambition is to find a comfortable niche where he and his partner, Meggi Macoun, can enjoy the healthy benefits of monotony and boredom.He and Meggi currently live on the historic wooden sailing boat Vega. Since 2004, they have logged almost one hundred thousand miles delivering donated educational and medical supplies to remote island communities in Eastern Indonesia and East Timor.
Product Details ISBN: 9781493080861
ISBN-10: 1493080865
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 278
Language: English