Seafarers’ Voices 9 – Man of War Life

Like many a restless teenager before him, Charles Nordhoff craved excitement and in 1844, when barely 14, he managed to talk his way into the US … [Read more...]





Seafarers’ Voices 10 – Rolling Home

Barnes was born in 1850 into a shipowning family in St Johns, Newfoundland, and first went to sea while still a schoolboy. His career seemed … [Read more...]





Seafarers’ Voices 7: Captain’s Wife

During the nineteenth century it became increasingly common for merchant service masters to take their wives to sea, particularly in the whaling … [Read more...]