Waters of the New World Author:Jan de Hartog Waters of the New World is the story of a remarkable voyage of exploration. "Rival", Jan de Hartog's venerable sailboat, too old to make an ocean crossing herself, was transported by ship to Houston, TX - the starting point of a wilderness adventure that was to take her, and her skipper, the full route of the Intracoastal Waterway, through the ... more »bayous of Louisiana to New Orleans, along the coast of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to Apalachiola, across the Gulf to Clearwater, through the Floida jungle by way of the Caloosahatchee River and Lake Okeechobee to the heart of the mysterious Everglades; then up the East Coast, through the water-wilderness of Goergia and the Carolinas, up Chesapeake Bay, down Delaware Bay and through the creeks and lagoons of New Jersey to New York; finally up Long Island Sound to the windblown moors and dunes of Nantucket Island.
Mr. de Hartog's account of this voyage is not really a mariner's log. It is the sensitive, illuminating chronicle of a journey into the soul of a man who is a wanderer, a seeker after truth, a superb writer and a matchless guide to the heart of a nation. The many drawings by his artist friend Jo Spier provide rich pleasure for the eye.« less