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A furnace afloat : the wreck of the Hornet and harrowing 4,300-mile voyage of its survivors

Author: Joe Jackson
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : RB Large Print, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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On May 3, 1866, the first mate of the Hornet accidentily lit a cask of varnish on fire, which torched the entire ship. The the crew escaped, but half were lost, and they barely survived for six weeks on ten days' worth of rations and shoe leather, drifting 4,300 miles in a single lifeboat as they all slowly weakened and became delirious or mad.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Jackson
ISBN: 1402579241 9781402579240
OCLC Number: 55538217
Description: xvi, 446 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Wreck of the Hornet and harrowing 4,300-mile voyage of its survivors
Responsibility: Joe Jackson.

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On May 3, 1866, the first mate of the Hornet accidentily lit a cask of varnish on fire, which torched the entire ship. The the crew escaped, but half were lost, and they barely survived for six weeks on ten days' worth of rations and shoe leather, drifting 4,300 miles in a single lifeboat as they all slowly weakened and became delirious or mad.

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