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Iron Men with Golden Hearts in Wooden Ships Raymond S. Simmons

Iron Men with Golden Hearts in Wooden Ships

Raymond S. Simmons

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Stories of captains and mariners are often romanticized. However, the experience of those who toiled to earn a living on the sea is far from romantic. For centuries Saba seamen had endured dangers and hardships. Back in the day, the stern livingMoreStories of captains and mariners are often romanticized. However, the experience of those who toiled to earn a living on the sea is far from romantic. For centuries Saba seamen had endured dangers and hardships. Back in the day, the stern living conditions on the island forced the families to plan ahead and be organized in everything they did, from working their lands, setting up agriculture, raising cows & goats for milk, meat and manure, to their navigation skills. Out at sea, with seemingly endless workdays, their living conditions aboard the ship were riddled with difficulty. Nevertheless, they did it all with passion and love to provide a better life for their families, on the back of their seafaring skills. Amongst Sabas many celebrated records, the island of Saba has the particular merit of having produced over one hundred licensed Master Mariners. In this book we include life stories not only of captains with masters licenses who were at the helm of schooners and steamships, but also some notable seamen and coasters who assisted by providing important services transporting cargo, connecting people to visiting ships as well as to neighboring islands. These are the stories of the iron men with golden hearts of Saba, Dutch Caribbean, navigating in wooden ships and steamers around the world.