The Halfhyde Line

 

 

St. Vincent Halfhyde, recently separated from Her Majesty's Royal Navy, becomes the owner/master of the steamer Taronga Park, the first commercial vessel in the Halfhyde Line. In Victorian time, when coal-burning tramp steamers had replaced sleek clipper ships, Halfhyde's maiden voyage from Australia to Ireland was far from routine.

Severe storms and other dangers were commonplace as pre-Panama Canal sailors rounded Cape Horn. But when his cargo of machine parts turns out to be guns for the rebels in the West of Ireland, and the gun-running cargo owner boards in the Pacific and takes over the Taronga Park, only Halfhyde's grim determination to prevail carries the day.

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Author: Philip McCutchan

Title: The Halfhyde Line

Series: The Halfhyde Adventures

First Published by: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd

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Format: HC

Date: 16 August 1984

ISBN-10: 0297784846

ISBN-13: 9780297784845

Written specifically for Young Adults: No

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