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Lights and shadows of sailor life, as exemplified in fifteen years' experience, including the more thrilling events of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, . of an eventful life on the "mountain wave."

Clark, Joseph G

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ISBN 10: 0836959744 / ISBN 13: 9780836959741
Published by Books for Libraries Press, 1971
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Title: Lights and shadows of sailor life, as ...

Publisher: Books for Libraries Press

Publication Date: 1971

Book Condition:Good

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848. Excerpt: ... with the captain, was ordered ashore. After dispensing with the services of the pilot, boats were sent out with signals, to point out the passage, which compensated for the sudden ejection of the pilot. We received P. A. Brinsmaide, Esq., American consul, and Dr. J. P. Judd. physician to the mission, who came on board to take passage to Hawaii. Our passage out of this dangerous harbor was not only safe but pleasant, nothing of particular importance occurring to mar the harmony of our company, which had become considerably changed, from the fact that many who had been with us from the commencement of the expedition, had already embarked for their native shores, and their places had been supplied by a corresponding number of natives. A few days brought us in sight of the beautiful Island of Hawaii. We came to an anchor on the 9th, in Hilo Bay. Hawaii or Owhyhee is the most southerly island of this group, and on account of its great elevation is generally the first land seen from the ship on approaching the Sandwich Islands. No other spot in the boundless expanse of North and South Pacific exhibits so much of beauty and sublimity, as is displayed to the traveler in approaching this island. Along the sea-shore in the vicinity of the bay, the hills and valleys, covered with a rich soil, are heavily laden with crops of tarro, sugar, and various tropical fruits; sweet potatoes grow well, and the arrow root is also an article of export from this island, and ginger is the spontaneous production of the soil. Its origin is volcanic. Several craters, now dormant. are found in various parts of the island, some of which are filled up with earth and covered over with a luxuriant growth of grass and herbage. Cattle, horses and sheep eat and sleep where once the volcano r...

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