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Two Years Before the Mast

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Author(s):Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Illustrator(s):E. Boyd Smith
Publisher(s): Houghton Mifflin Company
Year Published: 1911
Type: Hardcover
Genre: Adventure
American
Mexican
Sea Stories
Age Range: Ages 7-9: Short Chapter Books
Pages: 553
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
OCLC: 959866841

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 archive.org.

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Other Editions

1840
(Harper & Brothers)
1904
(Collins’ Clear-Type Press & John C. Winston Co.)

This book belongs to the Series: Riverside Bookshelf

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