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by William H. Thiesen,Philip Hichborn


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Dashing Wave recounts a harrowing 1860 clipper ship passage from Boston to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn. Hichborn and Dashing Wave experienced devastating gales, ice, and snow; the death of a crew member; and a near mutiny.

Cruise of the Dashing Wave recounts a harrowing 1860 clipper ship passage from Boston to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn. Readers who crave high seas adventure stories won't be disappointed. Philip Hichborn rose to become an admiral and chief constructor of the . Navy, but on this, his first voyage, he served as ship's carpenter. On board ship, even the disagreeable food was a blessing as it distracted the crew from the oppressive cruelty of the elements.

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Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010

Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010. The journal is contextualized in a well-written introduction, whereby Thiesen introduces the main players and tells the history of Dashing Wave, one of the most well-known clippers of its day. A series of appendices, including a sail plan and glossary of nautical terms, allows even the most landed of readers to quickly acclimate themselves to the nautical world, and closes the loop on many of the major figures covered by the journal, including the ship itself.

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For sailors, Cape Horn was a terrifying ordeal caused by the unpredictable weather conditions that characterize this region. The evening was calm and bright, and we enjoyed a fine view of the surrounding isles. During the historic voyage of the HMS Beagle in 1832, Captain Fitz Roy, Charles Darwin and their crew found themselves in serious danger of shipwreck as they rounded Cape Horn. Cape Horn, however, demanded his tribute, and before night sent us a gale of wind directly in our teeth.

William H. Thiesen is the Atlantic area historian for the . Previously he served as curator and assistant director of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

Maritime history is the study of human interaction with and activity at sea. It covers a broad thematic element of history that often uses a global approach, although national and regional histories remain predominant. As an academic subject, it often crosses the boundaries of standard disciplines, focusing on understanding humankind's various relationships to the oceans, seas, and major waterways of the globe.

Voyage to the edge of mutiny and murder

"Readers who long for the thrill of sailing around the Horn won't be disappointed. The description of the death of the sailor John Warriner alone makes it worth the read. Hichborn's account is truly a gem."--Douglas Jerolimov, University of Virginia

Cruise of the Dashing Wave recounts a harrowing 1860 clipper ship passage from Boston to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn, as recorded by Philip Hichborn, ship's carpenter, in his journal.

On board the Dashing Wave, even the disagreeable food was a blessing as it distracted the crew from the oppressive cruelty of the elements. The weather and heavy seas of Cape Horn pushed the sailors to their physical limits and often punctuated their watches with moments of despair, amazement, and fear.

Hichborn would later rise to become a major figure in the U.S. Navy, but on this, his first voyage, he was still unfamiliar with life aboard ship. As ship's carpenter, he was not obligated to stand watch at night, giving him unique opportunities to observe and make notes on an extraordinary cruise that weathered devastating gales, ice, and snow; the death of a crew member; and a near mutiny.

Most accounts of seafaring are written by captains, mates, or members of the forecastle crew, but this unusually candid account captures life aboard a nineteenth-century tall ship from the point of view of a landsman. As such, it lays bare the social and professional interactions of a team of strangers stressed to the point of rebellion and murder--revealing that the rigid traditional hierarchy of a ship could be challenged by a man of skill and personality.

A volume in the series New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology, edited by James C. Bradford and Gene Allen Smith

Cruise of the Dashing Wave: Rounding Cape Horn in 1860 (New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0813034379

ISBN: 081303437X

Author: William H. Thiesen,Philip Hichborn

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: University Press of Florida; First Edition edition (April 4, 2010)

Pages: 144 pages

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Llbery
My great-grandfather purchased this ship the Dashing Wave sometime (in 1800's) after its voyage of rounding Cape Horn. The photo on cover of this book is the same photo that my grandparents had on their wall at their house,
and was given to me several years ago. The photo was taken when my great-grandfather owned it. (He was a tyrant,
but that's another story!)
So of course this book Cruise of the Dashing Wave is very special to me. The writing inside (by the ship's carpenter)
is unique and shows some of the author's biases. Hard to believe the hardships that sailors endured during this
era.
The book consists of:
1. The passage around Cape Horn by the book's author
2. An interview with the daughter of the Captain Lancaster
3. Glossary of Nautical and Slang Terms
4. Bibliography and Index
(Purchased this book at Amazon.)
Llbery
My great-grandfather purchased this ship the Dashing Wave sometime (in 1800's) after its voyage of rounding Cape Horn. The photo on cover of this book is the same photo that my grandparents had on their wall at their house,
and was given to me several years ago. The photo was taken when my great-grandfather owned it. (He was a tyrant,
but that's another story!)
So of course this book Cruise of the Dashing Wave is very special to me. The writing inside (by the ship's carpenter)
is unique and shows some of the author's biases. Hard to believe the hardships that sailors endured during this
era.
The book consists of:
1. The passage around Cape Horn by the book's author
2. An interview with the daughter of the Captain Lancaster
3. Glossary of Nautical and Slang Terms
4. Bibliography and Index
(Purchased this book at Amazon.)
Awene
I was hoping for some exciting reading here but the writing style is so matter-of-factly as to become boring after a short time. The only reason I did not put the book aside after a few pages is that I could easily read the whole thing in just two hours. A five months sea journey in 1860 packed into two hours worth of reading - you may get the idea that there is little room for a thrilling account of it. Not recommended for anyone who does not have some personal connection to the ship or the author.
Awene
I was hoping for some exciting reading here but the writing style is so matter-of-factly as to become boring after a short time. The only reason I did not put the book aside after a few pages is that I could easily read the whole thing in just two hours. A five months sea journey in 1860 packed into two hours worth of reading - you may get the idea that there is little room for a thrilling account of it. Not recommended for anyone who does not have some personal connection to the ship or the author.
Kerahuginn
Very enlightening. Of course, everything the author complained about as a rookie turned out to show that the captain knew what he was about, which was why the author had a naval ship named after LeCraw later.
Kerahuginn
Very enlightening. Of course, everything the author complained about as a rookie turned out to show that the captain knew what he was about, which was why the author had a naval ship named after LeCraw later.