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An incredible look at the history of California before the gold rush.Published 16 days ago by George
Well written book. Hard to read in some cases, because of the arcane terminology used to describe all the sails & the tasks that had to be performed to get them changed according... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MurrayH77
This book, having been written prior to the Civil War and the Gold Rush, is an interesting history of early Mexican controlled California along with the difficulties at arriving... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joseph E. Smith
InTeresting. But difficult to read for a non sailor.Published 2 months ago by Archdiocese Of Newark Myers
Truly enjoyed the scenes at sea. What was really fun was the picture of California at that time, specifically the trade taking place between the US and what was then part of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Heather Wakelin
You can imagine yourself onboard and sailing with the crew. This flows with very descriptive accounts of the rigors encounter. Glad I added this to my reading list.Published 3 months ago by bocafossil
A fantastic history of the time and of life at sea. It allows one to better understand their ancestors and the struggle they had to live.Published 4 months ago by Bill Potmesil