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Join a 20-year-old American on his adventures aboard a two-masted wooden schooner in the Java Sea of southeast Asia.

Amazon Review

Great sea stories from a born raconteur. Brooks Frazier’s “Oakum Strands” describes the journey of a young man finding his way as a deck hand in an American schooner sailing the waters around Singapore and the Indonesian archipelago in the early 1970’s. The language and imagery are colorful, and the author has a fine eye for detail and local customs in an era before mass tourism. Readers will learn why one should not explore an active volcano clad only in boat shoes and shorts. Highly recommended!

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