Nineteenth century commercial travel often required long sea voyages. In March of 1849 a young sailmaker, Augustus Alexander Warren, embarked on such a journey from Boston to Batavia (Jakarta). He kept a logbook, and though he doesn’t name his ship, his daily entries record a number of things: the weather, what he sees (or often what he doesn’t see), and some of his tasks. Warren’s language poetically underscores the routine days of his long journey. This book combines an edited version of his text with imagined views of Warren’s observations. NFS
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