the_ships_parrot2The Ship’s Parrot.

Kent Stewart.

ISBN 978-0-85905-949-7, (New, 2022), B5, 101 pages, full colour illustrated, 290 grams, $40.00*

Kent Stewart first set foot in a ship’s engine room at the age of four. At the age of 12 he had his first trip to sea on a sixty-miler. It seemed inevitable that he would eventually go to sea as a ship’s engineer. He grew up on an engineering works, served his fitting and turning apprenticeship at a dockyard, went to sea as an engineer and finally established a marine engineering consultancy. He has spent his whole working life in the maritime industry. He has tug master’s certificates in NSW and Queensland and laughingly tells his deck acquaintances that he has two masters certificates. 

Needless to say, he has a world of experience in marine matters but more importantly he remembers most of it. Where he can’t remember it, he can spin a yarn that has an element of truth to it. This collection of articles was published by Baird Publications in their Workboat World/Ausmarine magazines over a number of years. They have been chosen for their entertainment value and as a friend once said “you have to write them down”, no-one would believe you.

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