“For anyone interested in important sailing ships and the people who sailed them, Phoenix of the Seas will be a valuable addition to your library.
“This sturdy schooner has stories worth telling – and Chester Brigham engagingly and memorably tells them.
“It was an easy read, because Brigham knows how to tell stories. They come alive. You feel the cold of the ice. You hear Capt. Bob Bartlett barking the orders.
“This is a great compendium of first-rate sea stories. The characters in it are dynamic and unforgettable. But ultimately they all take a back seat to the schooner herself. She captured their hearts with her toughness, her resilience, her performance, her beauty …. And unless you have no heart at all, she will capture yours.”