Thirty Years A Mariner In The Far East - 1907-1937: The Memoirs Of Peter Mender, A Standard Oil Ship Captain On China's Yangtze River
Raised on Estonian islands in the Baltic Sea, Captain Mender worked on ships from London to ports worldwide and ended up in Vladivostok on Imperial Russia's Far Eastern Coast. Standard Oil hired him in 1919 to transport oil products on China's Yangtze River. Mender retired after surviving the bombing and sinking of his ship during the 1937 U.S.S. Panay incident. A Navy Expeditionary Medal recipien...
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc. (October 28, 2010)
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“For those interested in China and commercial conditions on the Yangtze River in the 1920's, this is a must read. One drawback however; the translation from the original Estonian is a bit clumsy at times. Don Holmgren...”
, his memoirs illuminate a nautical life of a bygone era.