The Log of a Privateersman

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Author: Harry Collingwood (William Joseph Cosens Lancaster)
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,234 / 281 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 30.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,862
Added to site: 2007.04.14
mnybks.net#: 16570
Origin: gutenberg.org

The hazardous adventures of one George Bowen, who shipped in 1804 as second mate on the Dolphin, an English privateer. Many exciting incidents are related in a simple, natural way, and the story closes with the hero's acceptance of a commission as lieutenant in his Majesty's navy.

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the crew, and that he was determined to have the vessel strongly manned enough to enable her to keep at sea even after sending away a prize crew or two. He was therefore anxious to secure as many good men as possible, and he suggested that I could not better employ my spare time than in looking about for such, and sending to him as many as I could find. This I did; and as the skipper and Mr Lovell, the chief mate, were both industriously engaged in the same manner, we contrived, by the time that the schooner was ready for sea, to scrape together a crew of ninety men, all told--a large proportion of whom were Portlanders,--as fine fellows, for the most part, as ever trod a plank.

The schooner was launched a fortnight from the day upon which I had first visited her, and as she slid off the ways Joe Martin's youngest daughter christened her, giving her the name of the Dolphin. She was launched with her two lower-masts in, and was at once taken up the harbour and moored opposite Mr White's wareho

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Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2011.06.10
rajan
*****

Good read for sea adventure buffs. Collingwood is the best in sea sories. All his books, especially, Across the Spanish Main, Adventures of Eric Blackburn, Pirate Island, Cruise of Esmeralda, are a treat to sea lovers. I also recommend Jeffrey Farnol's Black Bartlame's Treasure and it's sequal Martin Conisby's Vengeance.

2011.06.06
Bill Carr
*****

What a good read - I will now look at all the Harry Collingwood books and hope they are all as good.


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