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MY YEARS BEFORE THE MAST

Memoirs of Chesapeake Bay Waterman William T. Hooper
Compiled and edited by Gladys Ione Hooper
 
To the radiant memory of
the Narrator
 
William Thomas Hooper Sr.
 
and All His Loved Ones and Shipmates Who Have Dropped Final Anchor in the Eternal Harbor.

 

Converted to HTML by Craig O'Donnell 6/2000.


CONTENTS

 
Chapter I
Introduction
 
Chapter II
The Bay Area
 
Chapter III
Development of Sailing Ships
 
Chapter IV
Types of Sailing Ships
 
Chapter V
The Changing Scene
 
Chapter VI
First Voyage Before the Mast: the Annie Hodges
 
Chapter VII
Other Voyages on the Hodges
 
Chapter VIII
Hairbreadth From Eternity
 
Chapter IX
Unprofitable Season on the Henry W. Ruark
 
Chapter X
First Voyage on the Arianna Bateman
 
Chapter XI
Rough Voyage on the Bateman
 
Chapter XII
Lumber Cargo in a Strong North Wind
 
Chapter XIV
Near-Miss on a Collision Course
 
Chapter XV
York River Lumber Run: Symphony of Nature
 
Chapter XVI
Father's Voyages on The Bateman
 
Chapter XVII
Cold Climb up a Dredge Line
 
Chapter XVIII
Icebound: The Long Walk Home
 
Chapter XIX
Crabbing the Old Ground
 
Chapter XX
Aground in the Moonlight
 
Chapter XXI
The Kate Burton: a Happy Ship
 
Chapter XXII
Dredging the Morning Star
 
Chapter XXIII
Stormy Voyage to Salisbury
 
Chapter XXIV
The Day the Shores Capsized
 
Chapter XXV
Tough Luck in Patuxent
 
Chapter XXVI
Crabbing the Lucifer
 
Chapter XXVII
Sad Fate of the Lucifer

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