• All Search Results
  • Books
  • Users
  • Groups
  • FAQs

The Wing and Wing (Illustrated)

The Wing and Wing (Illustrated)
In 1806, at the age of seventeen, Cooper joined the crew of the merchant ship Sterling as a common sailor. At the time, the Sterling was commanded by the young John Johnston from Maine where Cooper served as a common seaman before the mast. His first voyage, taking some forty stormy days at sea, brought him to an English market in Cowes with a cargo of flour. There Cooper saw his first glimpses of England. After passing through the Strait of Dover and arriving at Cowes, the Sterling dropped anchor. Because Britain was in the midst of war with Napoleon's France at the time, their ship was immediately approached by a British man-of-war and was boarded by some of its crew. They seized one of the Sterling's best crew members and impressed him into the British Royal Navy.

This eBook is available at the following stores (among others):

and in many other eBook-stores

Posts and Comments
To ensure optimal functioning, our website uses cookies. By using the website you agree to the use of cookies. More info
Top of page
No Thumbnail Remove pl7aebc993b5f25_1398711482.5137119293 978-3-7368-0570-5 Please choose a reason Please enter the place in the book. en en_US