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Cruise of the Dashing Wave : rounding Cape Horn in 1860

Author: Philip Hichborn; William H Thiesen
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2010.
Series: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
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"Readers who long for the thrill of sailing around the Horn won't be disappointed. The description of the death of the sailor John Warriner alone makes it worth the read. Hichborn's account is truly a gem."--Douglas Jerolimov, University of Virginia. Cruise of the Dashing Wave recounts a harrowing 1860 clipper ship passage from Boston to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn, as recorded by Philip Hichborn, ship's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Biography
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Hichborn, Philip, 1839-1910.
Cruise of the Dashing Wave.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2010
(OCoLC)760270677
Named Person: Philip Hichborn; Philip Hichborn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Hichborn; William H Thiesen
ISBN: 9780813034379 081303437X
OCLC Number: 437299340
Description: xiii, 148 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Series Title: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Responsibility: Philip Hichborn ; edited by William H. Thiesen ; foreword by James C. Bradford and Gene Allen Smith.

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On board the Dashing Wave, even the disagreeable food was a blessing as it distracted the crew from the oppressive cruelty of the elements. The weather and heavy seas of Cape Horn pushed the sailors  Read more...

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