New UK marine journal - brilliant read
If you hang out on / read the UK 'Classic Boat' magazine website / forum you may have noticed a new publication recently launched in the UK titled 'The Marine Quarterly'. I subscribed & received in todays post issues #1 & #2. Brilliant read (I promised myself I would put it away until I was in a bay on the boat but could not help having a peek), see below the PR sell, but for once its true. Web link here
No pretty pix but cool illustrations
"The Marine Quarterly is a new kind of sea journal, reporting subjects of strong interest to everyone who goes on the sea. It is full of big, authoritative articles on sailing, fisheries, adventuring, merchant shipping, conservation, natural history, heritage, trade, naval matters, and anything else connected with salt water.
Its contributors are people who know how to tell a good story well. Topics for the first four issues include a year in the career of a superyacht; the private life of the Atlantic grey seal; a critical analysis of the restoration of the Cutty Sark; the reminiscences of a nervous gap-year student who found himself sailing to Greenland with the adventurer Bill Tilman; and an account of the Thames barge and its modern descendants in the coasting trade.
The Marine Quarterly will also remind its readers of great sea writers who have slid over the horizon. We will publish excerpts from the cruising writer and part-time treasure hunter E. F. Knight, celebrate the works of George Millar, and reprint fragments of the forgotten sailing narratives of Hilaire Belloc.
The Marine Quarterly is 112 pages of intelligent sea reading. It is published in a useful pocket size, printed on hefty paper, illustrated with charts, woodcuts and line drawings.
The first issue was Spring 2011. The current issue is Summer 2011, which will arrive with subscribers from early June onwards. There will be further issues quarterly thereafter. Subscribers who would like to start with the first issue should drop us a note on the subscriptions page."
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