*SPOILERS* Captain’s Log Friday Oct. 5 1804 P.M. Light Airs and Calms. Employed Blacking the [Beams B%] – St. Mary’s NNE 5 Leagues A.M. Light breezes and Clear. Squadron in Co[mpany].
*SPOILERS* One of the most fantastic and least believable plot points in our entire beloved series (bear suit notwithstanding) occurs at the end of Post Captain.
Behold a delightful series of drawings made in 1820 by Captain Frederick Marryat (author of Mr. Midshipman Easy) about his life as a midshipman circa 1806 – 1812. They are definitely not “high art”, but […]
O’Brian wrote this short piece, included in the first of the New York Times Magazine’s six millennium issues. It appeared among a page of “The Best” written by a score of other notable writers. O’Brian’s department […]
While Jack and Stephen sometimes encounter enemies from other nations, the overwhelming villain of our beloved series is Napoleon Bonaparte acting through the French Navy. Of course, English antipathy towards the French dates back much […]
This letter is written by a William Nelson, who appears to be an ordinary seaman. The letter written phonetically and without punctuations gives a rare glimpse of conditions aboard ship. It would appear William Nelson’s […]
Text from Mutiny and Romance in the South Seas: A Companion to the Bounty Adventure by Sven Wahlroos. On the night between April 17 and April 28 Christian had probably had very little sleep. There are some […]