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Around Cape Horn Paperback – January 1, 2004
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The bark James A. Wright had a surprisingly small twelve man crew for a square-rigger almost 200 feet long including two bully mates, typical of the era, eight seamen, one cook and one boy. No mention is made of a bosun, sailmaker or carpenter. The skipper was a hard-nosed Cape Codder with a soft streak, untypical of the era.
The narrative includes most of the usual ingredients of a Cape Horn voyage, gales, cold weather, poor food, deplorable conditions in the fo'c'sle, but also some rare ones written from the observant eye of an artist.Read more ›