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Frederick Marryat

(1792—1848) naval officer and novelist

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American Notes for General Circulation

American Notes for General Circulation  

Travel account by Dickens, published in 1842. Dickens visited the U.S. (Jan.–May 1842) in a tour that took him from Boston and New York to Canada and as far west as St. Louis. His book is almost ...
C. S. Forester

C. S. Forester  

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(1899–1966),is principally remembered for his seafaring novels set during the Napoleonic wars, featuring Horatio Hornblower, introduced in 1937 in The Happy Return. His other works include Brown on ...
Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman  

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Perhaps the most famous of all legends of the sea. There are several variations of it. The most usual story is that of a Dutch skipper, Captain Vanderdecken, who, on a voyage home from Batavia and ...
glass

glass  

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The seaman's name for a telescope, a barometer, and—before clocks suitable for use on board ship were developed—a sand-glass. Although the word telescope is as old as the instrument itself, being ...
International Code of Signals

International Code of Signals  

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Originally a specific method of communication between ships, or between ship and shore, by hoisting flags and pennants, which in a group, or singly, conveyed a message. However, the phrase later ...
Johann David Wyss

Johann David Wyss  

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(1743–1818), author of The Swiss Family Robinson. This early children's classic in the Robinsonnade tradition was first published in English by William Godwin in 1814. Wyss, a well-traveled pastor in ...
marine painting

marine painting  

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Historically, at least up to the late 19th century when the camera became generally available as an instrument of record, the overall volume of marine painting, of whatever country of origin, remains ...
Mr Midshipman Easy

Mr Midshipman Easy  

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A novel by F. Marryat, published 1836.Jack Easy is the son of a wealthy gentleman who brings his boy up to believe that all men are equal, a notion which causes considerable problems to Jack as a ...
Robinsonnades

Robinsonnades  

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A group of primarily children's island adventure stories originating in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Best known are The Swiss Family Robinson (1812–13), Frederick Marryat's Masterman Ready ...
sea songs

sea songs  

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The generic name given either to songs sung at sea by sailors in their leisure time, or to songs sung ashore about the sea, which more often than not were never sung by seamen. They differ entirely ...
tattoo

tattoo  

Colored pigment implanted in or injected into the dermis, usually for decorative purposes, occasionally an accidental consequence of an explosion that injects pigmented fragments. Tattoos have been ...
Thomas Cochrane

Thomas Cochrane  

(1775–1860).Cochrane had a long and colourful life. In 1793 he joined the navy, in which his uncle was serving. During 1800–1 he commanded the Speedy, preying upon Spanish shipping. Next he took up ...

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