Papers Volume . 5

Papers Volume . 5

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...to the boat. By this time night had come on and it was so dark that we could not see the whip, and blowing fresh. We did not think it best to enter out in search of her; consequently we. staid on shore through the night. During the night we formed our plans for future procedure, viz: to land here the second mate and six hands. It was also determined that I should go on shore with them, and that the captain should proceed with the rest of the ship's company to the island of St. Mary's, and if he found seals there and a good harbor, to remain there and after taking as many seals as he could, return to Mocha. If on arriving at St. Mary's he found seals but not a secure harbor, leave there half a dozen men and proceed with the ship to the Lobos islands; if he should find few seals at St-Mary's, to proceed with the ship and all hands to the Lobos islands, and after taking what seals he could there, return to Mocha. In the morning, soon as it was light enough to see the ship, we launched the boat and went on board the ship, being about two leagues to the leeward of the island. After breakfast I said to the captain: "You had better send a boat's crew on shore to prepare a shelter for the salt and provisions," which would expedite our business, as it would take nearly all day to beat the ship near enough to anchor. Accordingly the second mate with six men took one of the boats and set off for the shore, furnished with axes and so forth, and I accompanied them. The wind was blowing directly off shore; besides, there must have been running a strong lee current, which we did not know. We pulled for the shore, the ship making a long board off towards the main. We had not been long in the boat before the wind increased to a violent gale. We soon...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626311
  • 9781236626318