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Sea StoriesBurning Of The Prince A French East Indiaman
On the 19th of February 1752, a French East Indiaman,...
Mr Midshipman Easy
Jack Easy, the hero of Captain Marryat's story, was "no...
We were steaming to the westward, towards the spot wher...
The climb had been a stiff one. The day was very hot, ...
Narrative Of The Mutiny Of The _bounty_
About the year 1786, the merchants and planters i...
Treats Of Ships In General
A Scene On The Atlantic Ocean
On the morning of the 5th of August, 1833, during a severe gale in
lat. 46, lon. 31, Capt. Dempsey, of the ship Kingston, discovered at a
short distance to leeward, a brig lying on her beam ends, with flag of
distress waving. Capt. D. instantly bore down towards her, when she
proved to be the Albion, of Cork, crowded with passengers. Having
reached within hail of the unfortunate vessel, a heart-rending scene
presented itself. "We beheld," says Capt. Dempsey, "the brig reeling
ere she took the farewell plunge--witnessed the cool intrepidity of
the sailors, even at such a moment--and listened, with feelings the
most harrowing, to the piercing shrieks of the ill-fated passengers.
The crew of the Kingston flung their best boat into the boiling
Atlantic, but every exertion was vain--the angry ocean soon made her
its prey. The Albion went down with every human soul on board."
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