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Cruise of the Dashing Wave

Philip Hichborn

in Cruise of the Dashing Wave

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034379
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039374 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034379.003.0002
Cruise of the Dashing Wave

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One of a carpenter's duties aboard a ship included assisting the ship as it departed. Being new, Philip Hichborn received minor criticisms from the captain as he was not able to immediately work on the booby-hatch. This chapter presents a detailed version of Philip Hichborn's journal, providing the carpenter's day-to-day experiences. While the earlier entries only included a few short paragraphs, August 26, 1860 marked Hichborn's official entry, as that Sunday was the first chance he had to construct a substantial and relatively lengthy article. Although Hichborn was not able to indicate daily journal articles, his Sundays gave him opportunities to reflect on and describe the situation onboard the ship.

Keywords: captain; carpenter; Sunday; Philip Hichborn; onboard experiences

Chapter.  29075 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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