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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most accounts of seafaring are written by captains, mates, or members of the forecastle crew, but this unusually candid account captures life aboard a 19th-century tall ship from the point of view of a landsman. As such, it lays bare the social and professional interactions of a team of strangers stressed to the point of rebellion and murder - revealing that the rigid traditional hierarchy of a ship could be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
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History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hichborn, Philip, 1839-1910.
Cruise of the Dashing Wave.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2010
(DLC) 2009044791
(OCoLC)437299340
Named Person: Philip Hichborn; Philip Hichborn; Philip Hichborn
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Hichborn; William H Thiesen
OCLC Number: 760270677
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 148 pages) : illustrations, map
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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