The Last Cruise of the Saginaw

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Author: George H. Read
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,900 / 69 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 585
Added to site: 2010.04.29
mnybks.net#: 27541
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Nautical, War
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on them. Our own subsequent situation gives proof of the wisdom of such a regulation.

Ocean Island is about fifty miles to the westward of the Midway Islands, is of similar formation, and is the last one (so far as our chart shows) in the chain of ocean dangers that I have referred to as extending more than a thousand miles to the westward from the Sandwich Islands. It was on this reef that the British ship Gledstanes was wrecked in 1837, and the American ship Parker in September, 1842, the crew of the latter vessel remaining there until May, 1843, when they were taken off.

[Illustration: OCEAN ISLAND AND REEF]

The "Hawaiian Spectator" for July, 1838, gives the following account of the loss of the Gledstanes, captain, J.R. Brown:--

The vessel was wrecked July 9, 1837, at midnight. One of the crew only was lost, he having jumped overboard in a state of intoxication. Captain Brown remained on the island over five months, when, with his chief mate and eight seamen, he embarked for the

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