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CLARK, George. Four Captains. Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, (1975). Pp (4),v-xi,(1),1-260,  leaves plates. Large 8vo, blue cloth. A British merchant captain recounts "really good yarns of sea life in the 60s and 70s" recounted to him by J.C.B. Jarvis, David Thomson, William Wright, and James Simpson. "[When] I was a young man, there were many thousands of seamen in their sixties and seventies, who had gone to sea in the heyday of Sail, who would have been only too glad to give anyone the story of their sea careers- for I think most of us like to yarn about our lives. The trouble was, th ere was none who wanted to listen, for few of their landsman contemporarieswere interested, and the youngsters, of whom I was one, were too much conc erned with the present and - more vaguely - the golden future, to listen toold-timers rambling about the dead past. [...] It was only when I was much older that I began to get yarns from old seamen and of course by then the really good yarns of sea life in the 1860s and 1870s were no longer available. So I consider myself wonderfully lucky to rescue from oblivion the stories contained in this book." - the dj. Chapters : 1. Emigrants under Sail; 2. Tough Days in California (pp.19-32); 3. Arctic Interlude (33-41); 4. Back to the South Spainers; 5. Second Mate with J.C.B. Jarvis; 6. Troubles offthe Horn; 7. First Command; 8. More West Coast Voyages; 9. Tough Life in t he Arctic (pp.91-104); 10. Captain David Thomson, 1866-1049, Last British Cape Horn Shipmaster; 11. The Famous Euphrosyne; 12. In the Garths; 13. Captain William Wright, 1869-1949, Another Adventurous Career; 14. A Long Voyage in the Glencairn; 15. Captain James Simpson, D.S.C., 1875-1949, The Empires; 16. Pacific Sage of the Indian Empire; 17. Tramping the Seven Seas; 18.In the Garthsnaid. With bibliography and detailed index. Newfoundland on p p.35-38, 71-72, 99. Sections on Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec shipping and shipbuilding. Also Nanaimo (pp.54-59). Very slight shelfwear, owner's signature, else vg in slightly chipped dj. 75.00
Title: Four Captains. in dj.
Publisher: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow, 1975, ISBN:0851742475:
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