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HEN FRIGATES: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea
HEN FRIGATES: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea by Joan Druett 0684854341 9780684854342
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HEN FRIGATES: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea by Joan Druett

A hen frigate, traditionally, was any ship with the captains wife on board. Hen frigates were miniature worlds -- wildly colorful, romantic, and dangerous. Here are the dramatic, true stories of what the remarkable women on board these vessels encountered on their often amazing voyages: romantic moonlit nights on deck, debilitating seasickness, terrifying skirmishes with pirates, disease-bearing rats, and cockroaches as big as a mans slipper. And all of that while living with the constant fear of gales, hurricanes, typhoons, collisions, and fire at sea. Interweaving first-person accounts from letters and journals in and around the lyrical narrative of a sea journey, maritime historian Joan Druett brings life to these stories. We can almost feel for ourselves the fear, pain, anger, love, and heartbreak of these courageous women. Lavishly illustrated, this breathtaking book transports us to the golden age of sail.

Author: Joan Druett

Language: English

Edition: 1st Touchstone Ed

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 272

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1999-05-04

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ISBN: 0684854341


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