Two Years Before the Mast

Two Years Before the Mast


Born right into a cozy and prosperous New England relatives, Richard Henry Dana (who as soon as studied below the good Ralph Waldo Emerson) disconcertingly took to the excessive seas in 1834 as a standard sailor, an event that may colour his vintage memoir Years earlier than the Mast. regardless of his failing imaginative and prescient because of a early life sickness, Dana served onboard a service provider vessel, touring from Massachusetts southward, with stops alongside South the US and in California. a desirable learn for maritime fanatics or fans of background, Dana’s earlier than the Mast is a lively account of a lifestyles at sea within the nineteenth century.

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