Three Years in a 12-foot Boat

 
INTRODUCTION | PHOTO ALBUM | THE BOAT | THE VOYAGE | THE BOOK

Three Years in a 12-Foot BoatFor anyone who dreams of sailing away, here's an engrossing, gritty memoir of a 15,000-mile solo expedition in a tiny, hand-made boat.

Bent on discovery, Bremerton native Stephen G. Ladd ranges along the pirate-ridden coast of Panama and Colombia, across the Andes, down a 600-mile river by night to avoid guerrillas, to the Antilles and the Caribbean. Robbed, capsized, arrested and befriended, he sails and rows through a tumult of uncharted adventures.

The cast of characters: Dieter, mad ex-Nazi on a desert island; Hans, the smuggler who disappears at sea; castaways, prostitutes, and fortune-seekers.

Stow away with a poetic storyteller on a stormy, soulful voyage through nineteen countries, on the razor's edge between freedom and fear, loneliness and love.


Three Years in a 12-foot Boat may soon be out of print. We have published the book electronically in PDF format and it may be downloaded in four parts below.

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