Making of a Sailor or Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square Rigger. The by Harlow HC
Making of a Sailor or Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square Rigger. The by Harlow HC
Making of a Sailor or Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square Rigger. The by Harlow HC
Making of a Sailor or Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square Rigger. The by Harlow HC
Making of a Sailor or Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square Rigger. The by Harlow HC

Making of a Sailor or Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square Rigger. The by Harlow HC

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Making of a Sailor or Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square Rigger. The by Harlow HC
 
The Making of a Sailor or Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square Rigger BY Frederick Harlow 377 Pages Hard Cover 1928  THe binding is separated from the spine.
PREFACE
HAVING made several voyages at sea, a number of friends have asked me to write a description of sea life in the '70's, aboard a deep-water ship. It is a difficult task to perform with due regard for the proprieties of speech. In those days swearing was prohibited on some ships but on others the conversation was decidedly obscene. It was my misfortune to sail in a ship of the latter class and I am afraid if I picture my experiences one-half as true to life as I found them on board the Akbar, the Board of Censors will "clap a stopper" on my yarn and those who might wish to know something of "high life" aboard ship would still remain in ignorance. For how can one describe the petty rows and the language used while shortening sail without including the swear words that Jack has been accustomed to use all his life? Can you imagine a row between two greatly excited men who used only psalm-singing words to end an altercation? You certainly cannot. Neither can a true description of life aboard ship be told at a prayer meeting.
Having kept a journal, during voyages, for my own information, I have now taken incidents from it and included many of the expressions used on board ship, but have disguised the names of individuals in some instances. The following account of my first deep-water voyage may be accepted as a faithful description of life on board an American sailing ship fifty years ago. I wish to thank Miss Dora L. Peakes of Edgartown, Mass., for inspiring me to write this yarn, and twice over to thank my wife, Gertrude G. Harlow, and her sister, Mrs. C. May Hudson of New York, who "took the wheel" and steered me clear of shoals.

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