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Before the wind : the memoir of an American sea captain, 1808-1833

Author: Charles Tyng; Susan Fels
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tyng, a native of Boston, started his career as a sailor at thirteen and became the captain of his own ship in his early twenties.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tyng, Charles, 1801-1879.
Before the wind.
New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1999
(OCoLC)603571476
Online version:
Tyng, Charles, 1801-1879.
Before the wind.
New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1999
(OCoLC)607152499
Named Person: Charles Tyng
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Tyng; Susan Fels
ISBN: 0670886327 9780670886326 0140291911 9780140291919
OCLC Number: 40417837
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A Boston Boyhood --
First Voyage --
Return to China --
A Leaky Trip to Havana --
Pirates and Promotions --
Sharks, Monkeys, and Lord Byron --
Mutinies and the Mermaid --
The Schooner Zephyr --
More Pirates and a Sudden Squall --
A Belated Honeymoon --
A Man Overboard! --
The Brig Creole --
The Wreck of the Munroe --
A Painful Loss --
Rough Passages --
Dining Out in London and Paris --
Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire.
Responsibility: Charles Tyng ; edited by Susan Fels ; preface by William T. LaMoy ; afterword by Thomas Philbrick.

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