This vintage book contains a detailed guide on the use of wind and current charts for sailing. Including clear explanations and helpful sailing directions, this book has proved invaluable to countless sailors, and is highly recommended for those with an interest in antiquarian sailing literature. Contents include: “Influence of the Gulf Stream on the Trade of Charlston”, “Currents of the Sea”, “On the General Circulation of the Atmosphere”, “The Cruise of the ‘Toney’”, “Deep Sea Soundings”, “Lieutenant Taylor to Lieutenant Maury”, “Deep-Sea Soundings across the Atlantic”, etcetera. Many antiquarian texts such as this, especially those dating back to the 1900s and before, are increasingly hard to come by and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author. This book was first published in 1851.