John Minor Maury

John Minor Maury

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Minor Maury (1795 - 23 June 1824) was a lieutenant in the United States Navy. John's life was saved by David Porter, USN, of the ship, Essex. John and other sailors (five killed by cannibals and two survived) had been marooned on the island of Nuku Hiva (also spelled "Nukahiva" or "Nookahevah") for two years surviving Cannibalism between the wars of the Typees against the Happhas. They had been left on the island to gather sandalwood to sell in China when the war with England broke out and blockaded their ship that was to come back for them. John was the older brother of oceanographer and naval officer Matthew Fontaine Maury. John Minor Maury's letters of his adventures in the navy that were sent home are considered to be a major reason why Matthew Maury decided on a naval career.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135947966
  • 9786135947960