Bored with on a regular basis existence ashore, Farley Mowat may discover a strong boat in Newfoundland and roam the salt sea over, loose as a hen. What he discovered used to be the worst boat on this planet, And she or he just about drove him mad. The Glad Journey, regardless of all that Farley and his Newfoundland helpers may just do, leaked like a sieve. Her engine best labored while she felt adore it. Usually, on her maiden voyage, with the engine caught in opposite, she subsidized out of the harbour beneath complete sail. And she or he sank, steadily.

How Farley and a various group, together with the intrepid woman who married him, coaxed the boat from Newfoundland to Lake Ontario is a marvellous tale. The encounters with sharks, rum-runners, rum and a number of unforgettable characters on land and sea make this an overly humorous e book for armchair sailors and landlubbers alike.