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A Daring Voyage Across The Atlantic Ocean

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CHAPTER V. Start Of The " Nautilus " From Boston, And Log Of The Voyage. We must now recross to the American side, and go back to June 7th, 1878, when the " Nautilus " started from the harbour of Boston, Massachusetts. The ...
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CHAPTER V. Start Of The " Nautilus " From Boston, And Log Of The Voyage. We must now recross to the American side, and go back to June 7th, 1878, when the " Nautilus " started from the harbour of Boston, Massachusetts. The following appeared in the Boston Herald of the following day, June 8th :— " Departure Of The Nautilus—The AnDrews Brothers Sail From City Point To Cross The Atlantic In Their Little Boat—A Good Start And Much Warm Encouragement. " At three o'clock yesterday afternoon the very smallest boat that ever started to crossthe Atlantic Ocean sailed from Mr. P. Coyne's Wharf, foot of O Street, City Point, bound for Paris, France. For several weeks the two Andrews Brothers, who take this little boat across, have been busily engaged preparing for the trip. They intended to start last Tuesday, but, owing to a dead east wind, they delayed till yesterday, which fortunately turned out to be a splendid day, and just such a one as they had been wishing for. A bulletin on the pier announced that the start would be made sharp at three p.m, but as early as eleven in the forenoon the stone pier was crowded, and the good-humoured throng waited patiently till the hour of sailing without murmuring. The several intervening hours were spent examining the boat and scanning the physique of the two men who were to attempt the hazardous undertaking of sailing her across the Atlantic. " The boat was built at Gloucester, Mass., a short time ago, specially for this trip. She is alap-streaked Dory. Her exact dimensions are 15 ft. on the bottom, 19 ft. over all, 6 ft. 7 in. wide, and 2 ft. 3 in. deep. She has only one short mast near the bow, making her something of a cat rig. When launched she looks a great deal smaller than she really is. She is decked over from stem to stern...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781104591823
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/13/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 0.41 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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CHAPTER V. Start Of The " Nautilus " From Boston, And Log Of The Voyage. We must now recross to the American side, and go back to June 7th, 1878, when the " Nautilus " started from the harbour of Boston, Massachusetts. The following appeared in the Boston Herald of the following day, June 8th :— " Departure Of The Nautilus—The AnDrews Brothers Sail From City Point To Cross The Atlantic In Their Little Boat—A Good Start And Much Warm Encouragement. " At three o'clock yesterday afternoon the very smallest boat that ever started to crossthe Atlantic Ocean sailed from Mr. P. Coyne's Wharf, foot of O Street, City Point, bound for Paris, France. For several weeks the two Andrews Brothers, who take this little boat across, have been busily engaged preparing for the trip. They intended to start last Tuesday, but, owing to a dead east wind, they delayed till yesterday, which fortunately turned out to be a splendid day, and just such a one as they had been wishing for. A bulletin on the pier announced that the start would be made sharp at three p.m, but as early as eleven in the forenoon the stone pier was crowded, and the good-humoured throng waited patiently till the hour of sailing without murmuring. The several intervening hours were spent examining the boat and scanning the physique of the two men who were to attempt the hazardous undertaking of sailing her across the Atlantic. " The boat was built at Gloucester, Mass., a short time ago, specially for this trip. She is a lap-streaked Dory. Her exact dimensions are 15 ft. on the bottom, 19 ft. over all, 6 ft. 7 in. wide, and 2 ft. 3 in. deep. She has only one short mast near the bow, making her something of a cat rig.When launched she looks a great deal smaller than she really is. She is decked over from stem to stern...
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