Old Whaling Days (Google eBook)

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W. Andrews, 1895 - Arctic regions - 211 pages
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Page 201 - ... and having declared that [he or they], together with [names, occupations, and residence of non-subscribing owners], is [or are] sole owner [or owners] in the proportions specified on the back hereof of the ship or vessel called [the...
Page 75 - ... blazing carbuncles and rubies, and molten gold. In the night the icebergs are readily distinguished even at a distance by their natural effulgence, and in foggy weather by a peculiar blackness in the atmosphere. As they are not...
Page 201 - Act' [here insert the title of this act, the names, occupations, and residence of the subscribing owners~\, having made and subscribed the declaration required by the said act, and having declared that [he or they] together with [names, occupations, and residence of non-subscribing owners] [is or are] sole owner or owners, in the proportions specified on the back hereof, of the ship or vessel called the [ship's name"], of [place...
Page 210 - Long wooden pins, used for nailing a plank to a timber. TREND. The lower end of the shank of an anchor, being the same distance on the shank from the throat that the arm measures from the throat to the bill. TRESTLE-TREES. Two strong pieces of timber, placed horizontally...
Page 159 - Masters of this House, on his voyage from Greenland, anno domini 1613, took up this boat and a man in it, of which this is the effigy...
Page 210 - running" is also "off the wind," or sailing "large." Admiral Smyth says (italics mine), in his definition of reaching, " a vessel is said to be on a reach when she is sailing by the wind upon any tack; she also reaches ahead of her adversary.
Page 201 - History of the Northern Whale Fishery, says the first attempt by the English to capture the whale, of which we have any account, was made in the year 1594.
Page 200 - Thomas Ward, merchant, and William Ward, merchant, both of the Town and Borough of Kingston-upon-Hull, having made and subscribed the declaration required by the said Act, and having declared that they...
Page 168 - In the year 1732, Burgomaster Anderson, of Hamburg, reported a decided eruption from a small side crater...

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