A Daring Voyage Across The Atlantic Ocean; By Two Americans, The Brothers Andrews The Log Of The…

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byWilliam Albert Andrews

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Remarks On The Log. Such is the completed log of the "Nautilus," as copied out by William Andrews from his pencil entries in his pocket-book, day by day. It would have been easy to expand the narrative, as would have been done had the notes been put into the hand of a professional author to prepare for the press; but there is far more value, as well as real interest, in the plain, unvarnished tale, as told by William Andrews, when the matter was first in his memory, and the rough notes still legible. It only remains to add a few notes on the daring voyage, and the men who performed it. On looking at the tiny craft, as we first saw it in the Brighton Aquarium, with planking only half an inch thick, our wonder was how it ever survived the perils of the ocean. It looks like a toy-boat, which the waves could not fail to overwhelm, and which any of the monsters of the deep could have knocked to pieces by an angry attack or a playful charge. The endurance of the crew is even more wonderful than the frailness of their boat. In the little cabin there is not room for a grown man to turn over, and it afforded very partial rest or shelter. Day after day, and night after night, they wore their wet clothes unchanged; their sleep always brief and broken, and sometimes they had no rest for a week. They had the hot coffee only a few times in the forty-five days of the voyage, and could eat little. Chewing tobacco, after the manner of sailors, seemed-their chief comfort, and may have lessened the nervous tension, as well as stayed their hunger. Their whole reserve force was exhausted in the task of getting across, and would not have sufficed for this, apart from their in domitable pluck and perseverance. These "Beverly boys" do credit to the physical constitut...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Remarks On The Log. Such is the completed log of the "Nautilus," as copied out by William Andrews from his pencil ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217335411

ISBN - 13:9780217335416

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