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.
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