Who doesn't love a good sea story? Award-winning newspaperman Marlin Bree crafts his true tales about the legends and the lore of the world's wickedest waters, from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific, as well as upon (and in the dark depths) of the world's biggest inland ocean, Lake Superior. Here are 21 rousing stories of notorious storms, shipwrecks and courageous crews fighting incredible challenges -- and usually winning. This is nonfiction at its award-winning best: full-bodied tales crafted with a quick pace, a bold narrative, and an inspiring conclusion, as well as, now and then, no dry eyes. All stories are true, with real people, real boats, real events. They resonate in your heart.