The Life And Adventures Of John Nicol, Mariner eBook

The Life And Adventures Of John Nicol, Mariner The True Story Of A Pioneering Sailor Who Travelled The World At The End Of The th Century In His Many Voyages, The Scottish Born John Nichol Circumnavigated The Globe, Visiting Every Inhabited Continent He Participated In Many Of The Greatest Events Of Exploration And Adventure He Battled Pirates, Traded With Native Americans And Fought For The British Navy In The American And French Revolutions He Also Travelled On The First Female Convict Ship To Australia, Was Entertained In Hawaii By The King S Court, Days After The Murder Of Captain James Cook, And Witnessed The Horrors Of The Slave System In Jamaica A glimpse into the life of a mariner when the world was less know and the adventures were just part of the job Great stuff on the Lady Juliana. If you like narratives of early maritime voyages, you will enjoy this work John Nicol 1755 1825 sailed on a number of British ships between 1776 and 1801 His writings were recently rediscovered and edited by Tim Flannery, Director of the South Australian Museum in Adelaide Especially enjoyable is Excellent account of a mariner and his adventures around the world It s a glimpse into the life and world of being out at sea from 1776 1801 in the author s own words his stories were written by someone who wanted to capture the stories of these veterans as they were forgotten by society John Nicol born in 1755 a year younger than Bligh , press ganged into service Served in the War of Independence and then went to Greenland, West Indies, South Pacific, China and then also came out to the Excellent account of a mariner and his adventures around the world It s a glimpse into the life and world of being out at sea from 1776 1801 in the author s own words his stories were written by someone who wanted to capture the stories of these veterans as they were forgotten by society John Nicol born in 1755 a year y I loved this book simply because it gives a rare insight into the life of an ordinary person in the late eighteenth century.Nicol was a Scottish seaman who spent his adult life in the merchant navy and latterly as a pressed man in the British Royal Navy.He speaks eloquently of his voyages from whaling off Greenland to meeting the natives of the Sandwich Islands The Hawiian Islands just days after Captain Cook was murdred there.He also gives first hand accounts of three levels on depravity in I loved this book simply because it gives a rare insight into the life of an ordinary person in the late eighteenth century.Nicol was a Scottish seaman who spent his adult life in the merchant This is a charming little narrative of an ordinary seaman who twice rounded the globe Of particular interest to me was his voyage on the female convict ship the Lady Juliana His brief biographies of some of the women are corroborated by other sources Nicol really illustrates the genuine fear sailors lived in of being press ganged His adventures span from the American Revolution to the Napoleonic wars It is a narrative and life worthy of a movie It reads simply and with pathos Nicol s desc This is a charming little narrative of an ordinary seaman who twice rounded the globe Of particular interest to me was his voyage on the fema This wonderful book is up there with Joshua Slocum s great saga Sailing Alone Around the World The two men lived during the same period of history and it s tantalising to think that their paths may well have crossed When he was a very old man, John Nicol was discovered picking up lumps of coal to keep from freezing, by a publisher who encouraged him to write his memoirs He writes in his own voice about his many voyages and events that we refamiliar reading about in history books Reco This wonderful book is up there with Joshua Slocum s great saga Sailing Alone Around the World The two men lived during the same period of history and it s tantalising to think that their paths may well have crossed When he was a very old man, John Nicol was discovered picking up lumps of coal to keep from freezing, by a publisher who encouraged him to write his memoirs He writes in his own voice about his many voyages and e Found this little biography in London in a museum gift shop, and couldn t put it down a real life adventure at sea, complete with romance, Napoleonic era battles, and all the ingredients of a great movie Loved the epilogue about how t This book is a gem and the only known account of the Lady Juliana, which brought 200 plus convict women to Australia after the first fleet John Nicols fell in love on board with Sarah Whitlam, a convict who had his son before the ship arrived in Australia Separated at gun point shortly after arrival in Australia, John Nicols would spend the next decade trying to be reunited with Sarah and their son.For anyone who finishes this and wonders what Sarah s si A history of a comman man that just happened to sail around the world 6 times and live to tell about it.my favorite part is where he tells the story of the sailor who took a wife so fat they had to hoist her on board the ship with the cargo pulleys.


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