I enjoyed Sea Buoy Outbound very much.”
Captain Howard Burdick, US Navy destroyer and cruiser commands
and extensive work in the civilian maritime arena.
found the voyage absolutely fascinating; the book is full of adventure,
that’s the only word for it.” Alan
Hall, retired English master at the St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH.
broad content is exceptional and most interesting; a maritime
professional read. Bravo
Zulu.” Captain Dick
Tarbuck, several Navy sea-going commands including a cruiser.
book equals sleep deprivation; Whew!
What a ride!” Captain
Tom Gibson, master mariner and lead harbor pilot in the
is great. Enthusiasm is a
gift and you use it well.” Janice
on the new book . . . it deserves a place in any sailor’s library.”
Admiral James Stavridis, Supreme Allied Commander,
found Sea Buoy Outbound most informative and interesting.
was fascinated reading your book and the many photos and scans were
truly enriching.” Colonel
Jurg Kursener, Swiss Air Force, retired.
book was excellent; you are getting better with each outing.
I particularly liked the adventures of the civilian mariner; I
can’t believe you did some of those things.”
Rear Admiral Paul Tobin, retired USN with vast command
experience at sea and a real sailor.
thoroughly enjoyed the draft of Sea Buoy.
Great stories of your time at sea.
I particularly enjoyed the lessons in leadership and those of the
responsibilities of being a master.
A great memoir of a terrific leader.”
Vice Admiral John Craine, USN retired and presently the
president of the State University of New York, maritime academy at Fort
what a great story!” Retired
Rear Admiral and carrier CO, Tom Watson.
Pete Booth has done it again. I
found the volume fascinating as will other Naval Officers and those
readers in search of an adventure story that is a learning experience as
well. Sea Buoy Outbound is
a true reading pleasure.” Admiral
Jim Holloway, former Navy CNO and skipper of the USS
Buoy Outbound was great and yet another winner!!”
Captain Bob Park, retired
harbor pilot and master mariner.
for the monumental effort of Sea Buoy Outbound; a great read; great
lessons; great insight. Could
not put it down.” Retired
Navy Captain Dick Stratton, Naval Aviator and long-time
very much enjoyed reading Sea Buoy Outbound.
For anyone who has had the opportunity to command at sea, the
book will spark memories both pleasant and not so.
I think the book is your best work to date.”
Retired Navy Captain “JJ” Coonan, former CO of the carrier
American and distinguished combat Naval Aviator.
spent over 36 years at sea in the Merchant Marine I can say without
reservation that Peter Booth's book, " Sea Buoy Outbound",
gives the best perspective on the differences of the Navy vis-a-vis the
Merchant Marine. A must read for both camps!" Edward
Galston, Unlimited Master.
me as happy reader #5001. I
very much enjoyed your book and have passed it around for others to read
. . . they have been making happy noises, too.
Sea Buoy Outbound is a must-read for mariners no matter what size
or type of ship they work on.”
Professor Josh Smith at the
book tells with real style the story of the modern maritime world,
military and civilian, and most importantly, the mariners who go down to
the sea in ships. I never
realized the knowledge, skill and genuine hard work required to get the
job done.” Colonel
Connie Hoffman, an Air Force “trash hauler” who spent thousands of
hours far above a faceless sea.
great read, though a bit tutorial which I believe was in part your
intention. Please send me
four signed and dated copies of Sea Buoy Outbound which I intend to give
to some special people.” Retired
RADM and first commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, Wick
read Sea Buoy Outbound a couple of weeks ago. Quite something. As a Navy
type, I would rack it up on a percentage basis as 30/30/40 : 30%
interesting, 30% very interesting, and 40% spell binding!" Four-star
Admiral Jimmy Hogg, U. S. Navy surface warfare with a great deal of
have read and reread some parts of your latest and am sincerely
impressed. What a great
story. I intend to send my
recommendations to all of the seagoing folks I know.
Sea Buoy is a great story of ships, large and small, and seas,
smooth and rough, by a master sailor who did it all.”
Former CO of the USS Forrestal and now retired, Vice
Admiral Dutch Shoultz.
Buoy Outbound is a fascinating read.”
thought it was a terrific book and read it straight through.
I had no idea of your varied and interesting experiences after
the Navy, so the book was a really fascinating account for me.”
Dr. Carlos Dias, former Navy flight surgeon and senior
medical officer on the USS
Forrestal as a lieutenant commander.
Buoy is a very candid, forthright, moving and entertaining journals.
Well Done! Great
book and a great read that I truly enjoyed.
My hats off to you!” Captain
read, I enjoyed, I learned! Sea
Buoy Outbound is your best work to date.
I thought the civilian portion of the book was particularly
interesting and revealing. Hip-Hip
Hooray.” Rear Admiral
Dan McCormick, former CO of the aircraft carrier
and master mariner in his own right.
is a book for all seasons. If
you want to lead, it gives some helpful hints.
If you want to keep your ship and crew safe, there’s plenty of
advice. All in all it was a
most enjoyable reading experience.
If you go to sea, Sea Buoy is a must read.”
Admiral Stan Arthur, now retired and former carrier skipper
and Pacific Fleet commander as a full admiral.
‘Outbound’; It’s a really good read.
I can feel the wind and the waves.”
attorney and businessman.
and brought back many great memories for me. Standing JOOD and then OOD
underway for a 21 or 22 year old ENS is an experience. The strange thing
is we were not afraid of anything. It made men out of us and I am
forever grateful to the Navy. Loved the book.”
Frank Barron, businessman, Rome, Georgia and former destroyer
sailor on the USS Eversole.
finished your fine book and enjoyed the fascinating stories and
refreshing candor. I
applaud your efforts to produce something and produce something rather
than get swept along with the crowd.
You and I are fortunate men to have wives who supported us no
matter what or how we did. My
compliments to Carolyn for her efforts to assist in making your life so
Kelso, Naval Academy classmate, submariner and former chief of naval
just finished reading Sea Buoy. Thanks
for a great read. The
accounts of your experiences as a civilian master were
most interesting.” Captain
Sherman Alexander, retired USN
you, Pete for a lot of good sea stories with large amounts of sensible
leadership lessons mixed with inspiration.
I served on the Green
DDR-711 and the Benner
DD-807; Thank you for helping me relive that experience.”
Arthur D. Miltenberger, former destroyer sailor and retired
executive VP and CFO.
couldn’t put Sea Buoy down! I wonder if those who have not
had the opportunity to command at sea can fully appreciate how that
experience enriches one’s life…forever!! Ships really are female and
they really can become like a family member. Wonderful book.”
Rear Admiral and former CO of an aircraft carrier who is the
, ‘Bear’ Pickavance.
is an incredible ride and fascinating read. Thank you for
the informative lessons.” Ensign
David Vasquez, 2008 graduate of the
at King’s Point and now in Navy flight training.
found Sea Buoy very interesting and a most enjoyable read.
You always seem to have given it your best shot.”
Ashley D. Pace, former WWII Navy fighter pilot and retired
had a chance to finish reading Sea Buoy Outbound . Another
wonderful tale - your love of, and respect for, the oceans and seas of
the world - and the people who choose to live and work there - comes
through on every page.” Craig
night I have finished reading Sea Buoy Outbound. I loved every page.”
Captain Klaus Niem, long-time sea-going master on a variety of
ships steaming the trade routes of the world and a master mariner.