Katy and Carl board an old sailing ship in hopes of a better life; they have dreams of profitingfrom the 1800s Gold Rush in the United States. Once aboard the ship christened History, theyhave a grand adventure shared with Lars, First Mate Sanford, supercargo Jim Bone and the sternCaptain Keely. With Katy's take-charge attitude, she and Carl help all the sailors on the shiplearn better cooperation and ultimately achieve their goal of reaching the gold mines. Along theway they must deal with arguments (and even gunfights) among the crew, pirates, slave traders, frightening weather conditions, and, possibly, spirits from ship voyages of the past. Throughoutthe journey, which truly is the focus of this story, the crew and passengers learns valuable historyrelated to the Gold Rush told to them by a most interesting fellow traveler. You will find thatduring the voyage, Katy and Carl, along with other members of the crew, learn valuable lifelessons and end up wiser and more mature than when they began.History-Sailing toward Gold is the first in a series about the California Gold Rush.