The California Run by Mark A. Rimmer

Two Clipper Ships Depart on a Race Around Cape Horn to the Boomtown of San Francisco
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Mark A. Rimmer, Author of The California Run

Mark A. Rimmer

Why You Should Read The California Run . . .

From the complete re-rigging of the replica galleon Golden Hinde to achieving four transatlantic crossings aboard a full-sized clipper, Mark is presently one of only a handful of captains worldwide who is qualified to command a fully-rigged ship the size of the clippers he writes about .    MARK’S BIO »

New York, 1850 . . .

The California Run

Two clipper ships depart on a race around Cape Horn to the boomtown of San Francisco, where the first to arrive will gain substantial profits and win a $50,000 wager for her owner. Sapphire is a veteran ship with an experienced crew, while Achilles is newly-built with a complement of garrulous British sailors, recalcitrant Swedish immigrants, an enterprising French madam accompanied by three of her girls, Harry, a luckless Englishman, and Sarah Doyle, a brilliant and talented grifter.
Mark A. Rimmer, Nautical Fiction Author

An Interesting Character

‘Inside the small booking office a solitary man stood behind a counter. A rather emaciated-looking article, in Harry's opinion; one with such pale and narrow features as might befit any bookish type, even down to the sunken boniness of his cheeks and the receding head...

The Captain’s Sextant

My first trip as Navigation Apprentice was aboard an oil tanker, and a fairly big one at that; 55,000 tons big and hauling Kuwaiti crude on a five-week voyage around the Cape of Good Hope to Scotland. There were only three Navigation Apprentices on board; Charlie,...

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