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Memorials of the Sea: My Father
Being Records of the Adventurous Life of the Late William Scoresby, Esq. of Whitby

Memorials of the Sea: My Father Being Records of the Adventurous Life of the Late William Scoresby, Esq. of Whitby

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MEMORIALS OF THE SEA.

My Father:

BEING RECORDS OF THE ADVENTUROUS LIFE OF THE LATE

WILLIAM SCORESBY, ESQ.

OF WHITBY.

BY HIS SON

THE REV. WILLIAM SCORESBY, D.D.

FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETIES OF LONDON AND EDINBURGH;

MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF FRANCE; OF THE

AMERICAN INSTITUTE, PHILADELPHIA,

ETC. ETC.

LONDON:

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS.

1851.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY M. MASON, IVY LANE, PATERNOSTER ROW.

TO THE LADY MATILDA MAXWELL,

WHOSE DISCERNMENT OF AN UNUSUAL AND SUPERIOR

CHARACTER IN A MERCHANT SEAMAN,

WHEN KNOWN ONLY BY REPORT,

FIRST LED TO THE GATHERING OF RECORDS

CONCERNING HIM;

AND TO WHOSE EXPRESSIONS

OF DEEP AND ADMIRING INTEREST IN THE RELATION,

REPEATEDLY SOLICITED,

OF MANY CHARACTERISTIC INCIDENTS,

THEIR PUBLICATION IS STRICTLY DUE,—

This Volume,

COMPRISING THE OFT-TOLD STORIES, WITH

ADDITIONAL RECORDS,

OF THE ADVENTUROUS LIFE OF

His Father,

IS, WITH GREAT RESPECT AND SINCERE REGARD,

NOW ADDRESSED,

BY HER LADYSHIP’S

FAITHFUL AND OBLIGED FRIEND,

THE AUTHOR.

Torquay, Feb. 3, 1851.

My Father.


CONTENTS.

  Page
Chapter I.—Early Life and Progress as a Seaman 3
Sect. 1. My Father’s early Life 3
  2. His First Year’s Apprenticeship 12
  3. His Progress as a Seaman, with Incidents of Sea-life 20
  4. Capture by the Enemy, and Escape from a Spanish Prison 26
  5. Rewards of Masterly Seamanship 31
  6. Entrance on, and Progress in Training in, the Greenland Whale-fishery 36
Chapter II.—Commencement and Progress in Whale-fishing Enterprise as Commander 42
Sect. 1. Disappointment in his First Command 42
  2. His Second Adventure and commencing Prosperity 52
  3. Further Successes, with their comparative Relations, in the Ship Henrietta 55
  4. Episodical Incident—the Rescue of endangered Pleasurers 65
  5. The Greenland Doctor 71
  6. Taming of a Bear—interesting Recognition 78
Chapter III.—The Ship Dundee, of London 86
Sect. 1. Entrance on, and general Results of, this new Command 86
  2. Dangerous Accident—admirable Tact 89
  3. The Dandy Sailor, or “Fine Tommy” 92
  4. Unfortunate Voyage, and Adventure in the Greenland Ices 96
  5. Successful Stratagem in War 103
  6. Extraordinary Exploit in “cutting in,” single-handed, a moderately-grown young Whale

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