Tag: general average

Holiday gift giving is always difficult, but you know what they say, it is not the size of the gift, it is the thought that counts. 

 

What to give to those who love maritime, and that can be given to all our many friends anywhere around the world?

Books are nice, but they need to be shipped and that would be a lot of books to a lot of friends. Technology helps us, since somehow it must be possible to upload a list of recipients to the Amazon account and then to push a button and all these books will be sent out all over the world. But what book to send? My friend Arthur Mournian once sent me a photocopy of what he considered the best maritime story ever. It is called "Bread upon the Waters" by Rudyard Kipling. And it is nothing like what one would expect, but anybody who has dealt with H&M claims, salvage, general average, marine engineering or maritime law will love it.

 

It is not even available on Amazon, but it is off copyright and available on Gutenberg.

 

So here is our Holiday present, Bread Upon the Water" from The Day's Work by Rudyard Kipling. read more »