The Three Admirals
As the distance was considerable, it was important to make it as strong as possible, to stand any amount of sea they were likely to meet with before they reached the shore. It took upwards of an hour to form the frame-work and deck it. They then, having cut away the bulwarks, launched it overboard with capstan bars. The water under the lee of the wreck was tolerably smooth, so that the raft remained alongside without injury. They had next to lash the casks below it. This was a more difficult operation, as it was necessary to secure them firmly in their proper positions, a row on each side, head to head. When it was completed, the platform floated well out of the water.
- Paperback | 602 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 34.54mm | 993.36g
- 21 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations