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Adventures at Sea in the Great Age of Sail: Five Firsthand Narratives

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Firsthand accounts of thrilling adventures on the high seas — of surviving on an uninhabited island, of narrowly escaping capture in the Pacific Islands where Capt. James Cook was killed, encounters with savage natives in the South Seas and more. A vivid picture of life aboard the "tall ships" of a century and more ago.

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Overview

Firsthand accounts of thrilling adventures on the high seas — of surviving on an uninhabited island, of narrowly escaping capture in the Pacific Islands where Capt. James Cook was killed, encounters with savage natives in the South Seas and more. A vivid picture of life aboard the "tall ships" of a century and more ago.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486251776
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/24/2011
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

"INTRODUCTION BY CAPT. ELLIOT SNOW, CONSTRUCTION CORPS, UNITED STATES NAVY"
I. "A NARRATIVE OF THE ADVENTURES OF CAPT. CHARLES H. BARNARD OF NEW YORK, DURING A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD (1812-1816), WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HIS ABANDONMENT AND SOLITARY LIFE FOR TWO YEARS ON ONE OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS"
II. "THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN NICOL, MARINER, DURING THIRTY YEARS AT SEA"
III. "A JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE IN THE BRIG "SPY," OF SALEM (1832-1834), JOHN B. KNIGHTS, MASTER"
IV. "THE REMARKABLE TRANSACTIONS WHICH TOOK PLACE AT THE TONGA ISLANDS, IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN, DURING THE CAPTIVITY OF WILLIAM MARINER, ONE OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE "PORT AU PRINCE," PRIVATEER, WHICH WAS DESTROYED BY THE NATIVES"
V. "A NARRATIVE OF EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF JOHN BARTLETT OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, IN THE YEARS 1790-1793, DURING VOYAGES TO CANTON, THE NORTHWEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, AND ELSEWHERE"
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