Turbulent Seas: My Life in the American Merchant Marine

by (Retired Captain) Lance Orton and Barnett Singer

Merriam Press Memoir

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"Turbulent Seas" takes the reader back to the rousing American high sea memoirs that began 180 years ago with Richard Henry Dana’s "Two Years Before the Mast."

From the mid-1960s until his retirement, Merchant Marine Captain Lance Orton led an adventurous life on ships that crossed the globe’s oceans and served ports in wartime Vietnam, India, the old Soviet Union, Alaska, and beyond.

Co-authors Orton and Professor Barnett Singer tell of Captain Orton’s career in an engaging narrative that, at times, could serve as a script for an action-adventure movie. Readers will be entertained while learning fascinating details about a career in the U.S. Merchant Marine.

This book will make an excellent gift to the family “history buff” and any of those who enjoy real-life adventures.

176 6x9-inch pages

Turbulent Seas: My Life in the American Merchant Marine

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