In this book, in an artistic form, the family of Palchinsky, who originated in Vladivostok more than a hundred years ago, is told. This name is real, the representatives of the genus are called real names. Andrei Konstantinovich Palchinsky is my father, sailor, navigator, captain of a long voyage, a hero. The story of his life is truthful. But his very older brother-namesake, too, Andrei Konstantinovich Palchinsky, the author knew very little, so his image is artistically-collective. My grandmother Theodosia Stepanovna Palchinskaya, nee Pyshkina, had a sister, Natalia Stepanovna Pyshkina, married Zayko. Almost all the events of her life are true. However, the book has a fiction. I hope that the book will be of interest to amateur historians.