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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 7 days 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 26 days 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 28 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Phil K
Being a novice rag boater out of Dana Point, I find the nautical language educationalPublished 1 month 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 2 months ago by Roger G. Howard