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this book provides a realistic insight into a seafaring world generally shrouded in nostalgia and in depictions from film and poetry. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Stephanie J.
A classic book on life on a sailingship for an ordinary seaman and the lifestyle norms that were accepted during the 1830's. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Carson
The type face is so small and the spacing between lines so small it is almost impossible to read.Published 10 days ago by Alden Lumbard
This is an interesting first person account of the days of sailing ships. Additionally, this is a brief view of Southern California first settlements. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RAG
Wonderful story. Lots of detail on the sailing life in the 1800's. He is a good writer. Will always keep this book.Published 1 month ago by Mary Ball
Bought this book as a replacement for a paperback abridged edition. This Harvard Classics edition is a pleasure to hold and read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by aesch
Being a Californian who spends a lot of time on the ocean, it was great to read Dana's description of the early Spanish California coast--the Channel Islands, the different port... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ray
This was a great account of life and trade on the pre-U.S. California coast in the early 19th century. Read morePublished 1 month ago by O.C. Pat