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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 10 days ago by Joseph E. Smith
InTeresting. But difficult to read for a non sailor.Published 28 days 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 29 days 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Bill Potmesil
Excellent read. Especially if you are a history buff.Published 2 months ago by SAM T. EVANGELISTA JR
I have been going to read this book for over 50 years. I thought it would be a great sea story. It is that and much more. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
Loved it! The California coast in the early to mid 19th century is aptly portrayed., as well as maritime passages.Published 2 months ago by Catherine Mulligan's A.M.