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Author: William Morris Barnes; Vincent McInerney
Publisher: Havertown : Seaforth Publishing, 2013.
Series: Seafarers' voices.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Barnes was born in 1850 into a shipowning family in St Johns, Newfoundland, and first went to sea while still a schoolboy. His career seemed predestined, and by the age of 14 he was apprenticed to a Liverpool company, serving in their sailing ships working a triangular passage to St Johns, the Brazils and back to Liverpool. He tried to 'swallow the anchor' when he married but running a grocery store was too mundane,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barnes, William Morris.
Rolling Home.
Havertown : Seaforth Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Morris Barnes; Vincent McInerney
ISBN: 9781783838417 1783838418
OCLC Number: 881607917
Description: 1 online resource (205 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Editorial note; Introduction; Rolling Home; 1 Birth --
life in St John's, New found land my first trip to sea aged eleven --
I finish early with school.; 2 Against my father's wishes I make two tripsas 'Boy'- then begin my sea apprenticeshipin the Liverpool ship, Miranda --
after someadventures including drinking 'dead dog', I sail east and am arrested for stealing anidol --
the captain lands a shark --
butdecides he'd be better throwing it back. 3 Before the mast in the Jane --
race of the 'fish-boxes' --
I take fever at Bahia --
hospitalised I almost die of starvation but escape --
the men become delirious howling and baying about the decks leaving four of us to work the ship. The steward deliberately swallows a sovereign --
we finally make New York --
at the quarantine station the doctor is told that one of our crew who is still bright orange with fever is 'sun-scorched'. 4 1873-1875. 1 meet Elma --
first love --
sail withCaptain Doderidge for Greenock --
Doderidgeis lost overboard and I am made captain atGreenock but cannot sail because I have nocertificate --
I put another captain in the shipwhich I can do because I am captain, thoughI cannot sail as captain --
travel homepassenger. 5 Jailed in Aracaju from the Mary --
we tryto drown two soldiers --
running out of foodwe live on sawdust.; 6 Girls --
Liverpool girls --
engagement rings -marriage. 7 Fever again --
am pronounced dead beforeappearing for breakfast next morning -locked in the ice I have recourse to my wife's'blessed candles'.8 I turn shopkeeper --
W M Bames, groceriesand provisions.; 9 Like a snake walks --
Corinne.; 10 Breakers under the lee, Vidonia --
my lastsailing ship, Mystery --
ashore as customsofficer --
my wife dies --
my first steamship -passengers --
mules --
a negro parson's funeral. II The Great War --
I offer my services to England --
five hundred floating French dead I fall in love with Mary, a German spy -torpedoed on the Saxonian --
three daysand nights adrift --
I am credited with aU-boat kill. 12 'Reclassed'.; Notes.
Series Title: Seafarers' voices.

Abstract:

Barnes was born in 1850 into a shipowning family in St Johns, Newfoundland, and first went to sea while still a schoolboy. His career seemed predestined, and by the age of 14 he was apprenticed to a Liverpool company, serving in their sailing ships working a triangular passage to St Johns, the Brazils and back to Liverpool. He tried to 'swallow the anchor' when he married but running a grocery store was too mundane, and he soon went back to sea, transferring his skills to the now dominant steamships. Even though he was 64, on the outbreak of the First World War he promptly volunteered for servi.

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