Longboat to Hawaii. An Account of the Voyage of the Clipper Ship Hornet. In dj

BROWN, Alexander Crosby, (ed.). Longboat to Hawaii: An Account of the Voyage of the Clipper Ship Hornet of New York Bound for San Francisco in 1866. .As Recorded in the Journals of Captain Josiah A. Mitchell, Master, Henry F erguson, Passenger, Samuel Ferguson, Passenger. Together with Observations on the Burning of the Vessel at Sea and the Subsequent Miraculous Preservation of Fifteen Persons during a 43-Day, 4,000-Mile Voyage to Hawaii in the Ship's Longboat, as Prepared by a Newspaper Reporter Writing under the Pen Name of Mark Twain. Assembled and Edited and with a Foreword and Afterword by Alexander Crosby Brown. Cambridge, Maryland: Cornell Maritime Press, (1974). Pp 254. 4to, blue cloth. "The all but incredible voyage of the Hornet's longboat remains unequaled in the annals of the sea and the elusive materials in this book, including unique illustrations, have never before been assembled under one cover to provide one of the greatest sea stories of all time. At the outset, the Hornet journals record a typical voyage of one of America's swiftest California clippers, as recorded cryptically by a modestveteran Down East shipmaster on the one hand and by two youthful and enthu siastic passengers from Connecticut on the other. The Hornet had made a commendable passage from New York along the east coast of South America and had rounded dread Cape Horn. The ship was heading north in Pacific doldrums and had only just crossed the Equator several hundred miles west of the Galapagos when suddenly, by a terrible accident, her cargo became ignited, and,in moments, the proud clipper was turned into a raging inferno. [...]" - f rom the dust jacket. Includes: Part VII: Mark Twain's D├ębut as a Literary Person: Articles in 1866 Harper's Monthly and 1899 Century Magazine. (pp.221-228); Disaster Voyages: A Partial Roster (pp.235-242). With bibliography and indices. Light browning to end-papers, top-edge spotted, else vg in rubbed, nicked and spotted dj. 50.00

Title: Longboat to Hawaii. An Account of the Voyage of the Clipper Ship Hornet. In dj

Author Name: BROWN, Alexander Crosby, (ed.) MITCHELL, Josiah A., Captain TWAIN, Mark

Categories: 62,

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press, 1974, ISBN:0870332015:

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