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Two Years Before the Mast

(A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea)

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Author(s):Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Illustrator(s):None
Publisher(s): Harper & Brothers
Year Published: 1840
Type: Hardcover
Genre: American
Biography
Sea Stories
Age Range: Ages 7-9: Short Chapter Books
Pages: 483
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
OCLC: 19520057

Description

His studies at Harvard interrupted by vision problems, the author embarked as a merchant seaman aboard the brig Pilgrim in 1834 on a voyage to Alta California, still under Mexican rule. After helping to cure and load a cargo of cow hides, he was transferred to the Alert and made an eastward passage of Cape Horn in the dead of winter. Read online at Hathitrust.

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Other Editions

1904
(Collins’ Clear-Type Press & John C. Winston Co.)
1911
(Houghton Mifflin Company)

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