ISBN 1-55081-139-8 (hc)
7.5" x 7.5" / 96 pp.
At age 20, with eight years sailing experience already to his credit,
Chris LeGrow of Topsail, Newfoundland was accepted as one of
the youngest members of the crew of the 15th century style caravel
and joined 18 other men for the trip across the broad Atlantic
during the summer of 1997. Bound Down for Newfoundland is a
reproduction of Chris' personal seagoing log complemented by his
own photos from the voyage. It records Chris' bouts of
homesickness, his moments of triumph, and his time alone in his
thoughts afloat on the vast Atlantic, imbued with centuries of
mariners' history. The book takes us along with Chris for the
voyage while he sails, as his entry for May 20, 1997 closes,
"Another hour, another watch, another day closer to home."