Sea Stories




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Coasting Vessels

The coasting-trade of the British Islands is replete with danger, yet it is carried on with t...



Docks And Shipbuilding

Having in the previous chapters treated of the subjects of ancient navigation and ships, and ...




Rafts And Canoes

Rafts, as we have already remarked, must undoubtedly have been the beginning of navigation. B...




The Launch Etcetera

Ships begin life with a retrograde movement; they imitate the crabs: in other words, they are...



Vessels Of Large Size

We now come to speak of ships of large size, which spread an imposing cloud of canvas to the ...


Wooden And Iron Walls

The birth of the British Navy may be said to have taken place in the reign of King Alfred. Th...


Near The Norden-fjord

In the storm of the 4th and 5th of August, 1880 She read mechanically under the arch of the do...






Near The Norden-fjord

Like a great shudder, a gust of wind rose from the sea, and at the same time something fell li...


A Gale Of Wind

At midnight Holdsworth came on deck to relieve the second mate. A man out of the port watch ca...


A Man Overboard

Sailors are men of rough habits, but their feelings are not by any means so coarse: if they po...


A Naval Menagerie

Denis was a pig, a very special sort of pig, a pig of German origin, and perhaps the only animal...




A Ship On Fire At Sea

"What is it?" I exclaimed; "what can it be?" She pointed with her finger, and as the yacht s...



A Tornado At Sea

"What was my horror when I saw the quicksilver had sunk so far below the mark, probably fixed ...







Among The Ice Floes

"Keep her a good full, Mr. Hazard," said Roswell, as he was leaving the deck to take the first...





An Occurrence At Sea

In June, 1824, I embarked at Liverpool on board the Vibelia transport with the head-quarters o...


Bloodless Surgery

The climb had been a stiff one. The day was very hot, and, rather purple about the face and bre...


Bunting

He was a short, thick-set, ruddy-faced, shrewd-eyed little person, who wore on the left sleeve o...





Commodore Barney

No old Triton who has passed his calms under the bows of the long-boat could say of Joshua Bar...


Dartmoor

The word "Dartmoor" means little to the ear of the American of this generation, for it is the ...


Early American Heroism

During one of the former wars, between France and England, in which the then Colonies bore an ...


Equality At Sea

The next morning Jack Easy would have forgotten all about his engagement with the captain, had...




Fighting Stewart

An old sailor sat on the Constitution's forecastle, with his back against the carriage of one ...


Fingal's Cave

The most magnificent of all known caverns, is that called Fingal's Cave, in the Isle of Staffa...




In The Gulf Stream

The appearance of the first fragments of gulf-weed caused quite a little excitement, and set a...


In The Harbor Of Fayal

On the lake front at Chicago during the World's Fair, close by the entrance to the long walk t...









Loss Of The Halsewell

The catastrophe which is now about to be related made a deep impression on the public mind. Th...



Moby Dick

Melville's exciting sea-tale relates the adventures of the Pequod, a Nantucket whaler, in pursui...


Mr Midshipman Easy

Jack Easy, the hero of Captain Marryat's story, was "no fool, but a bit of a philosopher." He ha...


My First Voyage

The fourteenth day of August was the day fixed upon for the sailing of the brig Pilgrim on her...




Our First Whale

Simultaneous ideas occurring to several people, or thought transference, whatever one likes to...


Our Happy Home

Compared with that of a "27-knotter" of twenty years ago the wardroom of a modern destroyer is a...


Pirate Life

I served as assistant pilot on board the merchant vessel Dolphin, bound from Jamaica for Londo...


Potvin Of The Puffin

"Well, I'm damned!" ejaculated the first lieutenant, looking up from his breakfast as a barefoot...



Random Adventures

The newspapers published during the War of 1812, granted even that they were vastly prejudiced...



Rounding Cape Horn

Through drizzling fogs and vapors, and under damp, double-topsails, our wet-decked frigate dre...


Running Away To Sea

In an ill hour, God knows, on the 1st of September, 1651, I went on board a ship bound for Lon...


Sailors Yarns

Within the tropics, on a wondrous evening when the Southern trades were blowing with their bal...


Saved

We had never yet had the leisure to inspect the stores with which the mutineers had furnished ...





The Absent Ship

Fair ship, I saw thee bounding o'er the deep, Thy white wings glancing in the mornin...


The Acting Sub

He was a very junior young officer indeed when the powers that be first gladdened his heart and ...



The Chase

That night, in the mid-watch, when the old man--as his wont at intervals--stepped forth from t...



The Coward

He said that he had been impressed into the English service from the brig Susan Butler, of New...





The Fog

The _Rapier_ was an old destroyer, one of the 370-ton "thirty-knotters" completed in about 1901....




The Loss Of The Peggy

On the 28th of September, 1785, the Peggy, commanded by Capt. Knight, sailed from the harbor o...





The Loss Of The Vixen

On the 22d of October, 1812, at nine A.M., the United States brig Vixen crossed St. Mary's bar...


The Lost Sheep

The glass had gone down with a thump during the afternoon, and all through the night the destroy...





The Mother Ship

Sixteen years ago, when the ships of the Royal Navy still disported themselves in black hulls, w...




The Narragansett

"Twenty of those confounded Yankees give me more trouble than three decks full of Frenchmen," ...


The Pilot

The hero of Cooper's stirring sea-tale is a mysterious Pilot known as Mr. Gray, who, during the ...


The Pirates

"It is not possible to prevent the occasional appearance of enemy submarines within the range of...


The Rival Life-savers

It was February, the year after the war. The month had been cold and stormy. Frequent and sudd...


The Scapegoat

It was a famous dinner party that Captain William Bainbridge, Commander of the Charlestown Nav...


The Shipwreck

A few years ago a company of one of the English regiments of infantry, consisting of eleven of...


The Tempest

In the evening I started, ... down the road I had traversed under so many vicissitudes. "Do...


The Traders

We were steaming to the westward, towards the spot where the sun, glowing like a disc of molten ...



The Wrecked Seamen

The annexed thrilling sketch is extracted from the "Life of a Sailor, by a Captain in the Brit...


Toilers Of The Sea

Victor Hugo's "Toilers of the Sea" is a story of the Channel Islands between England and France....


Tom Cringle's Log

We had refitted, and been four days at sea, on our voyage to Jamaica, when the gun-room office...


Treasure Island

Jim Hawkins, the boy hero of Stevenson's tale, had sailed with a party of adventuresome gentleme...


Two Duels

"Oh, Bainbridge, you're going ashore with us, aren't you?" At these words a young man who wa...



Wreck Of A Slave Ship

The following extract of a letter from Philadelphia, dated November 11th, 1762, gives an accou...






A Storm And A Rescue

All that night it blew terribly hard, and raised as wild and raging a sea as ever I rememb...


Dark!"

"Tempest? It is blowing half a gale of wind; that is all." "Half a gale! Ah, that is the way...


El Dorado

The night had fallen over the harbour before the winch began to rattle. The stars came out...


Fate Of The Castaways

My first determination was to seek a supply of breadfruit and water at Tofoa, and afterwards to ...




Second Day

At day-break, the three mast-heads were punctually manned afresh. "D'ye see him?" cried Ahab, ...








The Merchants' Cup

I "Fatty" Reid burst into the half-deck with a whoop of exultation. "Come out, boys," h...


The Sailor's Wife

The Icelanders were all returning now. Two ships came in the second day, four the next, a...



The Terrible Solomons

There is no gainsaying that the Solomons are a hard-bitten bunch of islands. On the other...



Third Day

The morning of the third day dawned fair and fresh, and once more the solitary night-man at the ...