Hen Frigates

Bestseller Hen Frigates By Joan Druett go inside Kindle Back in the year on the pictu

Bestseller Hen Frigates By Joan Druett go inside Kindle Back in the year 1984, on the picture poster tropical island of Rarotonga, I literally fell into whaling history when I tumbled into a grave A great tree had been felled by a recent hurricane, exposing a gravestone that had been hidden for than one and a half centuries It was the memorial to a young whaling wife, who had sailed with her husband on the New Bedford ship Harrison in the year 1845 And so my fascination with maritime history was triggered resulting in 18 books so far The latest number nineteen is a biography of a truly extraordinary man, Tupaia, star navigator and creator of amazing art.. In the tradition of The Midwife s Tale and Pioneer Women an intimate portrait of the courageous wives of sailing ship captains in the last century, told for the first time in their own words, through journals and letters.Maritime historian Joan Druett takes us into the wildly colorful, dangerous, and most of all romantic world of seafaring women who left friends and famIn the tradition of The Midwife s Tale and Pioneer Women an intimate portrait of the courageous wives of sailing ship captains in the last century, told for the first time in their own words, through journals and letters.Maritime historian Joan Druett takes us into the wildly colorful, dangerous, and most of all romantic world of seafaring women who left friends and families behind to join their husbands at sea.On board a hen frigate any ship with the captain s wife aboard , a woman grappled with loneliness and boredom as she strove to create a home on a wind driven freighter at sea A deft historical interpreter, Druett interweaves the first person accounts of these remarkable wives and daughters with the lyrical narrative of a sea journey from home port to foreign port The true stories of what they encountered on their often amazing voyages from romantic, moonlit nights on deck to harrowing encounters with sea sickness, storms, and even pirates are fascinating that any sailor s yarn.Lavishly illustrated with authentic seascape and maritime portraits, this path breaking volume transports readers back to the golden age of sail Hal Roth, author of After Fifty Thousand Miles, heralds Hen Frigates as wonderful writing and research about American heroines of the sea.. Bestseller Book Hen Frigates Very Good – non-fictionThe Hook 2106 Reading Plan – bookWOMEN: A Readers’ Community For Those Who Love Women’s Words, Vol 6, No.5, June-July 2002,“My Journal, my life” by Linda Beall, pg. 8-9. In this article Beall talks about the benefits of reading and writing journals and how we all have stories to tell. Hen Frigates offers stories of women who follow their husbands to unknown places on sailing vessels in the name of love.The Line ”In Brisbane, Australia, a cockroach came on board that was so huge Hattie Atwood mistook it for an man’s slipper.”The Sinker – Joan Druett sets the tone for these personal looks at intrepid women who choose to marry and then follow their men, the captains, to sea in her introduction to Hen Frigates”History, I often think, is like a tap on the shoulder. This story of what is was like to be a captain’s wife or daughter at sea is eloquent evidence of this, for the writing involved a whole series of nudges from the past. The research for Hen Frigates was an ever-evolving process, which included the discovery of a long-hidden nineteenth-century gravestone, a wedding portrait that returned home, and diaries hidden in an attic.”The stories of these women are interwoven in a series of eleven chapters depicting their daily lives that allow us to vicariously sail along. We meet some of the women frequently throughout the book, and others make cameo appearances. Some stories will be quickly forgotten and others encourage further research. Hen Frigates answers the question of what it is like to be the only woman on a ship of men. It answers the question of why one would even consider this, and gives a dose of what their lives were like. There is a honeymoon, there is sex, there are children born, they cook, they clean, they gain their sea legs, they are bored by the tedium of ship life, they are frightened by the hazards they encounter, the illnesses they must deal with; they, their husbands or their children die. There is also laughter, love, and comradery with other wives, adventure, and exotic travel to other lands. It is quite the life, obviously not for all, but for these courageous women it is the one they choose. Some make only one voyage and that’s enough, others truly live a life at sea. The ships and voyages are as varied as the women themselves. Peppered throughout are intricate drawings by the author’s husband Ron Druett. As much that is known about the women through their diaries and journals, there often is no ending to these beginnings as their stories sail off into the sunset. Remember that cockroach described in the line I chose to quote. The seamen often tolerated cockroaches as they thought they’d eat bed bugs, a worse scourge, and the big ones were used for bait. Rats, centipedes and little white worms from dates and figs were much more of a problem. Many women learned to navigate the ship, which became quite handy if their husband or the mates were unable due to illness or death. Often though, the women’s opinions, these ”She Captains” were ignored as heeding their advice was seen as an insult to the male masculinity.There were many stories that caught my interest. Consider the chapter on dropping anchor and getting from one ship to a boat to get to land. This could often be a challenge and involved strapping the woman into her armchair with the stars and stripes, ensuring her modesty. Thus, no limbs were seen by sailors and the chair was secured to a windlass and she was heave-hoed over the ship rail into her husband’s arms on the boat. Other times a well calculated jump was the only way from ship to boat. The chapter regarding children at sea is a gem. It explains the business of well, the baby’s business. ”In Victorian times babies’ napkins were made of red flannel, and stitched onto the baby with needle and three—very useful tools, for in rough weather babies were often sewn into their cribs as well, with stitches attaching the swaddling blanket to the mattress. Washing diapers was a bigger problem, though Elizabeth Linklater recorded a young father tying napkins to a rope and towing them behind the ship. This seems a very efficient way of laundering them (provided they did not attract sharks), but unless they were very thoroughly rinsed in freshwater, a residue of salt would remain behind that would not be ideal for baby skins.” In the chapter outlining what the women did while at sea, it was heartening to know that reading was a very popular way to pass the time, especially in latitudes with much evening light. Like many travelers today, many books, newspapers and magazines were carried and as read, exchanged with others as the journey progressed. There was even a Loan Library for Seamen in New York that provided books on board for sailors. Cleaning, sewing, children and even just being an ear to her husband kept the wives busy. The wives “were women of consequence” and in port dress accordingly but on ship their frocks were often inappropriate and yet the women weren’t liberated enough to wear the pants and shirts that the men wore on deck. Eliza Edwards was quite brave to wear a Bloomer Dress”, a waltz-length dress and baggy trousers which were gathered at the ankles, designed by Libby Gerrit Smith and named after women’s rightest, Amelia Bloomer. I was very taken with one woman, Sarah Gray of Liberty Hill, Connecticut, a neighborhood of Lebanon, which still exists today and is in close proximity to where I live. Sarah Gray’s time on ship spanned twenty years. Her last voyage was on the whaleship James Maury was a sad one. Sailing from New Bedford her husband, Captain Sluman Gray died. ”The log for March 24,1865, reads “Light winds and pleasant weather. At two PM our Captain expired after the illness of two days.”Some sailors were buried at sea but Sarah made a cask and preserved the Captain with spirits. On June 28, a Confederate raider, the Shenandoah, captured the ship. Though the Civil War was over the Shenandoah’s Captain Waddell didn’t believe it and continued to capture ships. Eventually the cask made it home and Captain Gray is buried in the Liberty Hill graveyard. I intend to visit his grave. Included are an appendix and index that should help anyone wanting to further research this topic. c.1998, Simon & Schuster, 274 p.
Hen Frigates Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail In Hen Frigates, Druett has used the letters and journals of seafaring women to limn a portrait of th century ship going life, including matters such as sex, child rearing and medical practices. Hen Frigates Book by Joan Druett Official Publisher A hen frigate, traditionally, was any ship with the captain s wife on board Hen frigates were miniature worlds wildly colorful, romantic, and dangerous. Hen Frigates by Joan Druett Hen Frigates offers stories of women who follow their husbands to unknown places on sailing vessels in the name of love The Line In Brisbane, Australia, a cockroach came Hen Frigates Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail Joan Druett s Hen Frigates Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail is a delightful book Profusely illustrated, this largely anecdotal account gives the sense of life at sea during the age of sail from the woman s perspective. HEN FRIGATES Passion and Peril, Nineteenth Century Women Hen Frigates is filled with the reactions of real women who went to sea with their merchant captain husbands during the nineteenth century The author uses letters, logs, diaries, journals, historical newspaper articles and shipping news, as well as the research of other historians to verify the vignettes. Hen Frigates by Joan Druett Alibris Buy Hen Frigates by Joan Druett online at Alibris We have new and used copies available, in editions starting at . Shop now. Hen Frigates Wives of Merchant Captains book by Joan A hen frigate, traditionally, was any ship with the captain s wife on board Hen frigates were miniature worlds wildly colorful, romantic, and dangerous. Hen Frigates Wives of Merchant Captains under Sail by A hen frigate, traditionally, was any ship with the captain s wife on board, and Hen Frigates is the dramatic and largely untold story of the enterprising women who sailed on oceangoing merchant ships throughout the last century. Hen frigates wives of merchant captains under sail Hen frigates wives of merchant captains under sail Joan Druett By using diaries and journals of the period the author is able to relate to the reader what life was like for the seafaring woman of the nineteenth century She endured all the hardships of the Your Web browser is Hen Frigates Wives Of Merchant Captains Under Sail by ITEM Hen Frigates Wives Of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett Hardcover with Dust Jacket DESCRIPTION This is the Hen Frigates Wives Of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett Hardcover with Dust Jacket TITLE Hen Frigates Wives Of Merchant Captains Under Sail PAGES ILLUSTRATED Yes CONDITION This is in Very Good as shown condition with a name sticker

  1. Back in the year 1984, on the picture poster tropical island of Rarotonga, I literally fell into whaling history when I tumbled into a grave A great tree had been felled by a recent hurricane, exposing a gravestone that had been hidden for than one and a half centuries It was the memorial to a young whaling wife, who had sailed with her husband on the New Bedford ship Harrison in the year 1845 And so my fascination with maritime history was triggered resulting in 18 books so far The latest number nineteen is a biography of a truly extraordinary man, Tupaia, star navigator and creator of amazing art.

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  1. Very Good non fictionThe Hook 2106 Reading Plan bookWOMEN A Readers Community For Those Who Love Women s Words, Vol 6, No.5, June July 2002, My Journal, my life by Linda Beall, pg 8 9 In this article Beall talks about the benefits of reading and writing journals and how we all have stories to tell Hen Frigates offers stories of women who follow their husbands to unknown places on sailing vessels in the name of love.The Line In Brisbane, Australia, a cockroach came on board that was so huge Hatti [...]


  2. Ever since making the acquaintance of Mrs Croft in Persuasion, I ve been intrigued by the idea of a woman living in such a thoroughly male environment as a naval ship, at a time when the spheres of men and women were far strictly defined than today So I was drawn to this account of captains wives on sailing ships in the 19th century It covers a period a little later than Mrs Croft s, and these were commercial vessels rather than naval, but conditions must have been similar in many ways.Hen Frig [...]


  3. I am, admittedly, a family history freak Now even my reading choices are affected by my roots This winter we have uncovered an AMAZING story in our family tree an ancestor, Louisa Price, who sailed with her Captain husband, John James Price, on a merchant ship in the mid 1800 s out of England Louisa gave birth multiple times on board the ship the Sorata Their oldest daughter, Lilian, has the middle name of the ship Sorata Louisa had 6 children When Louisa was 34, the family set sail for Jamacia [...]


  4. 4.5Joan Druett s book about 19th century seafaring wives fills this gap in history that, I personally, had never really considered Not only general history, but women s history surely Through these seafaring women s diaries and journals, we learn about common sailing life and the women s lives and roles at sea As the book often expresses, it was surely brave women that married and accompanied ship captains to sea Each chapter has something thoughtful and interesting to learn, and Druett did well [...]


  5. I like to read women s stories throughout history Princesses Behaving Badly told of women who should ve been famous for their status, but who were often forgotten after the gossip died down They Fought Like Demons tells of women who dressed up as men to fight in the American Civil War Sea Queens is a YA take on lady pirates Mrs Robinson s Disgrace is an intimate look into a Victorian lady s private life I picked up Hen Frigates on a recommendation that it would be along those lines.And it was, i [...]


  6. This was a great find by one of our book club members Although Hurricane Sandy interfered with our meeting date, which had to be rescheduled, the rough weather gave us even greater admiration for these women we read about, living aboard ship s in the 1880 s.The full sailed schooners and clippers carried along wives and daughters than I d ever imagined before reading this compilation of their journal entries, letters home and other evidence of their brave travels Many didn t make it back to thei [...]


  7. A delight The book opens with a ghost story, or an ancestor story Druett falls into the grave of a sailing lady, recently reopened by a man acting in obedience to a dream of his ancestor i love ghost stories and ocean stories and i am quite fond of Druett as well i want her eloquence dry wit at my dinner parties An entire chapter on sex Sex and the Seafaring Wife , which notes that marital relations must be difficult at sea due to the tossing of the ship in the waves opportunity for satisfaction [...]


  8. When we think of Victorian women, we do not often immediately think in terms of adventure, but there were a number of women the wives of captains of the great sailing ships who rather matter of factly sailed with the their husbands.Druett has condensed these lives into a very readable account of what sailing, often as the only woman on board, meant in terms of liveability I had already read book length accounts of two of these women Susan Hathorn and Mary Ann Patten , but Hen Frigates opened up [...]


  9. Joan Druett has compiled an amazing collection information about 19th century women, who took a leap of faith and went to sea with their ship captain husbands Rather than remain at home alone with their children, these women risked it all to be near the men they loved, and trusted with their lives, and the lives of their children Giving birth to children, raising children, surviving storms, illness, accidents, deaths, burials, and living at sea for years, are just a few of the challenges these w [...]


  10. This was a great book, and I suspect the author of the Mary Celeste used it as a reference Druett s husband is a maritime illustrator so she uses his art to advantage Apparently one of his fellowships led her to discover the diaries of seagoing women on a New England assignment The book is written in a meeting of minds fashion, so the women s stories are not told in cameo, but rather in conversation She has a great transitional gift in her writing I enjoyed the fictional Mary Celeste novel becau [...]


  11. There is gobs information available about what it was like to live a life at seaif you were a man But did women live lives at sea too Some did.In this interesting and in many ways comprehensive book, Druett uncovers what it was like for women to go to sea in Hen Frigates That is, merchant ships where captains took their wives and families to sea.Druett does an admirable job of outlining what it was like for the new bride, the young mother, the mother separated from either her husband or her chil [...]


  12. This is a fantastic book about women who lived at sea, with their husbands I first thought this might be a bit dry, but it was anything but dry Each chapter was about a different topic, such as marriage, having children, etc I learned about many well known women who married men went to sea Some women could not make it returned home as quickly as possible Others made a good, albeit difficult, life for themselves, their husbands children Journals were a good source of information for the author to [...]


  13. Extremely well researched, informative, and entertaining Further, the appendix at the end is proof of Druett s love of the subject and compassion toward other historians interested in these 19th century women as she provides a comprehensive list of sources to investigate Wonderful book for anyone interested in sailing wives and their children.


  14. This was a wonderful look at the wives of Sea Captains who chose to sail with their husbands very much a minority choice as women on board a sailing ship were considered bad luck It was very well written, relying heavily on the words of the women themselves from journals and letters I love to learn of history from the words of those who actually experienced it.


  15. Taken from the memoirs and diaries of women who sailed with merchant captains from the 1830s through the first decade of the 20th century, this book provides a wealth of detail about the role women played at sea one I d never before heard about Well worth reading for anyone interested in women s lives in the 19th century.


  16. This was one of the best books I ve ever read They really should make this one into a movie somehow I never knew there were women aboard sailing vessels And whole families I was not only entertained, but I learned a lot from this book.


  17. This was an excellent book, combining the author s wonderful research with excerpts from journals and letters written by the sister sailors themselves I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in nautical and or women s history.




  18. I really enjoyed all the details of female life aboard the sailingships in the 1800s I m sure they felt like they were on the cuttingedge of technology







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