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Biography of a Sea Captain's Life: Written by Himself by W.C. Flanders; Editor: Rickey E. Pittman

Biography of a Sea Captain's Life: Written by Himself

by W.C. Flanders; Editor: Rickey E. Pittman

108 pages
A journal of a sea captain's life.

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About the Book
W.C. Flanders, one of the early 19th century settlers in New Orleans, was a man who loved the sea. At the age of fifteen, he ran away from home to follow his calling, which he never abandoned until into his old age. He experienced the sailorís life, progressing from cabin boy to captain, working ships from sail to steam, running blockades, sailing in peace and war and through storm and calm. He embraced all these hazards as well as the joys of his vocation. The sea was his muse as well as his instructor and the details of his memoirs provide many valuable insights into a seamanís life. He was an eyewitness to an important period of American history, and his memoir will be of interest to anyone who has heard the siren call of the sea.

 

 

About the Author
W.C. Flanders was born in New Hampshire in 1811. He recorded and passed on to his family his journal of his forty years at sea. At fifteen, he ran away from home to experience life at sea. Beginning as a cabin boy, he eventually became a captain and made his living from the sea. He and his family were also early and influential settlers of New Orleans. W.C. Flanders was the brother of Reconstruction Mayor, Benjamin Flanders.

 

 

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