Product DescriptionVoyage the verge of mutiny and murder. “Dashing Wave Cruise,” a poignant 1860 account clipper passage from Boston to San Francisco around Cape Horn, as recorded by Philip Hichborn, ship carpenter, in his diary. On board the Dashing Wave even unpleasant food was a blessing, and distracts the crew of the cruelty of the oppressive elements. The weather and rough seas of Cape Horn sailors pushed to their physical limits, and often interrupted their watches with moments of despair, amazement and fear. Hichborn would later become an important figure in the U.S. Navy, but in this, his first trip, he was still familiar with life aboard ship. As the ship’s carpenter, was not obl. . . More>>

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