The Boat Who Wouldn't Float Themes

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Sailing

Farley Mowat seems to have been born with saltwater in his veins or at least the author would like to think so. Mowat is disillusioned with his life when he decides to become the skipper of a sad little schooner eventually named Happy Adventure. The eight-year long adventure is co-sponsored by Mowat's friend, Jack McClelland. Both men are veterans and continue to harbor a longing for the sea.

Apart from a brief mention in the beginning of the book of the men and their experiences with MTBs, it does not seem that sailing is a hobby or lifelong passion for either man. Following in his father's footsteps, Mowat is overtaken by the idea of sailing the Atlantic and the dream seems to follow the obsession, just as Mowat's partnership with McClelland follows a stint in a Toronto bar.

The men learn a great deal about boats and what...

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