Out of Arklow by Danny O'Neill
A Life of Change

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"Landlocked readers, or even those who simply know little about cargo ships, will enjoy O'Neill's personal anecdotes. He writes with conversational clarity, describing the process of treating ropes and nets that left him reeking of (wood) smoke and punished by a teacher who thought he was smoking cigarettes."
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"I
do not remember when I
first sailed out of Arklow, but
I do remember when I almost drowned in the dock at
the age of three.
I was brought up in a fishing community, and in our street
of fourteen houses, every one of them had at least one
person in the family earning a living from the sea.
I first shipped out of Arklow as a boy aged thirteen on
local fishing boats. Later on I joined the Merchant Navy,
and over the years, I worked my way up from ordinary
seaman to master.
I served on eighty different boats and ships and was
master of thirty-seven of them. These included fi shing
vessels, coasters, tramps, cattle boats, passenger ships,
heavy-lift vessels, nuclear fuel carriers, tankers, VLCCs,
OBOs, container ships, dredgers, survey ships, yachts,
and patrol boats.
This is my story."
 

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Published March 31, 2014 by AuthorHouse. 230 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel. Non-fiction
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on Jun 16 2014

"Landlocked readers, or even those who simply know little about cargo ships, will enjoy O'Neill's personal anecdotes. He writes with conversational clarity, describing the process of treating ropes and nets that left him reeking of (wood) smoke and punished by a teacher who thought he was smoking cigarettes."

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