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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The condition of a sailing vessel which is obliged, because of heavy weather, to heave to under bare poles with its helm a-lee in order to ride out the storm.

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Loucks, Henry Langford

Gerald W. Wolff.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Economics. 1984 words.

Loucks, Henry Langford (24 May 1846–29 December 1928), politician and economist, was born in Hull, Quebec, Canada, the son of William J. Loucks, a merchant, and Anna York. Henry received...

Hull, John

Gerald W. R. Ward.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Metalwork. 1085 words.

Hull, John (18 December 1624–30 September 1683), goldsmith, mintmaster, and merchant, was born in Market Hareborough, Leicestershire, England, the son of Robert Hull, a blacksmith, and...