Log of the Eighth [-Fifteenth] Annual Cruise of the Second Presbyterian Fishing Club of Philadelphia Volume 11

Log of the Eighth [-Fifteenth] Annual Cruise of the Second Presbyterian Fishing Club of Philadelphia Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...the jaws, was bitten through the end of one of his fingers by the teeth shutting down on him while performing the operation. At 7.30 A. M. the police tackled the anchor and made sail for Fishing creek. The breeze was quite fresh, and we had an excellent sail, much enjoyed by all hands, although Minich loudly lamented the fact that we were going up the bay instead of outside the Capes again. He thinks bluefishing the very perfection of the piscatorial art, and would have more of it. More of the boys are of his opinion also, but we are due at Sea Breeze on Sunday, and it is necessary to work up if we would make our points. At 8.45 A. M. we came to anchor again off Fishing creek, and a boat's crew went ashore to look for potatoes, of which indispensable edible we are beginning to run short, and to give Smith a chance to call upon Captain Ike Thompson who lives in the neighborhood. The tide being pretty well out, they struck the flats about half a mile from shore, and were compelled to lighten the boat by getting out and wading, until all hands were working their passage--walking through the mud and pushing the boat ashore. When the shore was finally reached, Smith walked over a couple of townships in search of Captain Ike, whom he finally found, and from whom he secured the potatoes and a supply of milk for ice cream. He also endeavored to bring him off to take dinner with us, but without success. The Doctor in the meantime had struck Fishing creek, where he prospected around for some time, looking for a chance to establish a new ferry. But his success was limited, and he gave up the project. The tide went out until the boat was left several hundred yards from water, and they were compelled to wait a long while for its reappearance. As soon...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990994
  • 9781236990990