The wind in the rigging
Horn, the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile. Cape Horn is difficult to access either by land or sea. However, Capt. Jack stated in his life story that he landed on the Horn in 1923.
“I had made my landing on the tip of the Horn,” he enthused, “and it seems, as far as can be found out, that I am the only known Newfoundlander to have landed on Cape Horn, perhaps the only one of any country.”
Not without reason did Paul Sparkes, in 1977, a year before Capt. Jack’s death, dub him “an entertainment medium in himself !” His writings, including “The Wind in the Rigging,” deserves to be read by a postmodern generation captivated by the power of story and narrative.
— Burton K. Janes lives in Bay Roberts. His column appears in The Compass every week. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Book cover Wind in the Rigging