A Book for the Hammock by William Clark Russell

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Author Russell, William Clark, 1844-1911
LoC No. 42028896
Title A Book for the Hammock
Contents A nautical lament -- Superstitions of the sea -- Old sea ordnance -- The honour of the flag -- The naval officer's spirit -- Women as sailors -- Fighting smugglers -- Sea phrases -- Then and now -- Costly shipwrecks -- Curiosities of disasters at sea -- Infernal machines -- Queer fish -- Strange craft -- Mysterious disappearances -- Rich captures -- Peculiarities of rig -- How the old navigators managed -- Plates and rivets -- French smacksmen -- Old sea customs -- Who is Vanderdecken?
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Language English
LoC Class PR: Language and Literatures: English literature
Subject Seafaring life
Subject Sailors
Subject Ships
Subject English essays -- 19th century
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EBook-No. 61207
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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