The Aegre Voyage: Notes on Chpts 10 & 11 + more

Notes on Chapter 10: On to the Canary Islands and Chapter 11: TransAtlantic passage, are now available on The Aegre Voyage website.

Boat at sea
The Aegre mid Atlantic the NE Trade wind was gone leaving the squaresail lifeless I went for a swim to take this shot

In Notes on Chapter 10 there’s more about the Sirocco wind that hurtled in off the Sahara one clear night, and the Selvagen Island gold that we decided to give a miss, plus pictures of Santa Cruz harbour long before the marina. Also the trial setting of the square sail we’d planned for the NE Trade Winds.

The Notes for Chapter 11 on the transAtlantic passage contain four additional photos not in the book. Plus the little-known story of another vessel that had passed this way in 1890, Il Leone Di Caprera.

Deck view of boat
Il Leone di Caprera

This 10 metre flush decked Italian schooner was sailed from Montevideo to Italy (well, nearly) by 3 Italian emigres living in Uruguay. Not a well known story outside Italy. I came across the story and photographed the boat in Milan in 2018 and have included it in the Notes on Chapter 11.

Also new on The Aegre website is an update with photos of the boat inspired by The Aegre being built in Glasgow by Peter Matheson and his volunteer helpers. Definitely worth a look.

And don’t miss this … Peter Matheson built the Orkney fishing boat Boy Peter which his daughter Lorraina uses for creel fishing for langoustine on Loch Fyne captured in a beautiful video – with views of Dunderave Castle, Inverary and Loch Fyne. The music is by Shetland fiddle sensation Steven Spence. For more of his music go to

Book availability: With a new agreement, The Voyage of The Aegre book can now be ordered easily through bookshops throughout North America, EU, Australia, New Zealand and more, in addition to bookshops in the UK, and of course Amazon. See how to buy the book.

Thank you for your support.

Nicholas Grainger

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