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Living aboard the Pilgrim was like living in a prison at sea.
This is an absolutely amazing account of life at sea and the fierce changes occurring in North America in the early 19th century.
I enjoyed this read very much although I did skim over the parts where there was a lot of sailing terminology.
As a sailor I started reading this book as a historical account of sailors and sailing. I found it all the more interesting as a history of California during the time it was held... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter
Still one of the great literary classics. AS a native Californian, I appreciated the descriptions of that sleepy state in 1834 and then his epilogue revisit in 1859, What is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by henry davis
excellent read. Not only does it depict what it was like on a merchant sailing ship as part of the crew in the 1800's but it also gives a great description of what some California... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Vicki L Corlett
A rich Historical view of early California I don't think you could find anywhere else. That is just a portion of what this book has to offer.Published 2 months ago by Charlene Hamilton
I enjoyed this read very much although I did skim over the parts where there was a lot of sailing terminology. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Phil K
Being a novice rag boater out of Dana Point, I find the nautical language educationalPublished 3 months ago by gilbert orr
Read it years ago and plan on reading it again soon, just haven't had time! But still one of the best books I ever read!Published 3 months ago by Roger G. Howard