Harold Stephens


Aug 2012


391, 131 photographs



The Voyages of Schooner Third Sea

This 390 page book has131 photographs. It is packed with adventure, exploring forgotten islands in the South Seas, sailing up wild rivers of the East, searching for battle sites of World War II, diving on sunken wrecks, fighting off pirates, and more. It’s the story of one man who had the dream of doing all these things, and did then. He built his own boat, but not any boat—a schooner. He did it with little money but with a dream he made come true. Now you can read how he got his schooner and for twenty years searched for the rainbow’s end.

But this is not a book about one man’s achievements; it’s about adventure and sailing the high seas. You sail to Tahiti and the Marquesas, Samoa and Hawaii and all the forgotten islands from Vanuatu* to Papua New Guinea. You sail up the Chao Phraya River to majestic Bangkok and cruise the historical Strait of Malacca to Penang and Phuket in southern Thailand. But there’s more. You dive on the British HMS Repulse sunk off the Malay coast by Japanese dive bombers, and you search for President Kennedy’s PT-109, cut in two by a Japanese destroyer in the Solomons. You trade for pearls at Tongareva in the Cook Islands and rescue a hermit living on an atoll in the Line Islands.

You meet solo sailors like Bernard Moitessier, Tristan Jones and Ed Boden and trading boat skippers and even pirate chieftains. In fact, you will fight off pirates in remote eastern Indonesia. But more than anything you learn about the sea, the phases of the moon, the currents, the Trade Winds and about the world we live in.

Aboard the author’s Schooner Third Sea you learn to live life to it’s fullest. And you learn that dreams are possible.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Loomis

    Dave Loomis
    To:hal stephens
    Aug 11 at 10:38 PM
    Hiya Steve,

    The times we spent with you were amazing and we think of you often. Give us an e-mail if you can, You were/are one of the best people we’ve known and you will hold a place our hearts always.

    Remember when we hailed you from the quay in Papeete and we signed aboard Third Sea? Little did we know the adventures that lay ahead. We’ll celebrate our 50th anniversary on the 19th.
    Life’s taken us to some amazing places.

    All the best Steve,

    Your firm friends and shipmates,
    Dave and Judy Loomis

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