Sea Stories from Searsport to Singapore
A native of Searsport, Maine, Colcord powerfully recreates nineteenth-century life at sea at the height of the China trade. Full of memorable characters and keen insights into the clash of East and West, these great adventure yarns are timeless.
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The Drifting Diamond
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