Reading--Sailing Home

Sailing Home: A Story of a Childhood at Sea
Sailing Home
bow                 the forward part of a ship, boat, or aircraft     

cargo               load of goods carried by a ship, plane, or truck

celestial            of the sky or outer space 

conducted        directed; managed

dignified            having dignity; noble; stately

navigation        skill or process of finding a ship's or aircraft's position and course

quivered           shook; shivered; trembled

stern                 the rear part of a ship or boat


Can you imagine eating, sleeping, playing, and going to school all at sea? That's exactly what the Madsen family children did aboard their father's cargo ship, the John Ena. The Madsen family shared many memorable events on the ship, from surviving frightening storms to celebrating the holidays.