Two Years Before the Mast

Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER  I

Departure

CHAPTER I Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER II

First Impressions – “Sail Ho!”

CHAPTER II Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER III

Ship’s Duties – Tropics

CHAPTER III Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER IV

A Rogue – Trouble on Board – “Land Ho!” – Pompero – Cape Horn

CHAPTER IV Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER V

Cape Horn – A Visit

CHAPTER V Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER VI

Loss of a Man – Superstition

CHAPTER VI Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER VII

Juan Fernandez – The Pacific

CHAPTER VII Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER VIII

“Tarring Down” – Daily Life -“Going Aft” – California

CHAPTER VIII Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER IX

California – A South-easter

CHAPTER IX Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER X

A South-easter – Passage up the Coast

CHAPTER X Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XI

Passage up the Coast – Monterey

CHAPTER XI Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER  XII

Life at Monterey

CHAPTER XII Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XIII

Trading – A British Sailor

CHAPTER XIII Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XIV

Santa Barbara – Hide-Droghing – Harbor Duties – Discontent – San Pedro

CHAPTER XIV Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER  XV

A Flogging – A Night on Shore – The State of Things on Board – San Diego

CHAPTER XV Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XVI

Liberty-day on Shore

CHAPTER XVI Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XVII

San Diego – A Desertion – San Pedro Again – Beating up Coast

CHAPTER XVII Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XVIII

Easter Sunday – “Sail Ho!” – Whales – San Juan – Romance of Hide-Droghing –

San Diego Again

CHAPTER XVIII Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XIX

The Sandwich Islanders – Hide-curing – Wood-cutting – Rattlesnakes – New-comers

CHAPTER XIX Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER  XX

Leisure – News from Home – “Burning the Water”

CHAPTER XX Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER  XXI

California and Its Inhabitants

CHAPTER XXI Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XXII

Life on Shore – The Alert

CHAPTER XXII Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XXIII

New Ship and Shipmates – My Watchmate

CHAPTER XXIII Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER  XXIV

San Diego Again – A Descent – Hurried Departure – A New Shipmate

CHAPTER XXIV Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER  XXV

Rumors of War – A Spouter – Slipping for a South-easter – A Gale

CHAPTER XXV Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XXVI

San Francisco – Monterey

CHAPTER XXVI Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XXVII

The Sunday Wash-up – On Shore – A Set-to – A Grandee – “Sail Ho!” – A Fandango

CHAPTER XXVII Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XXVIII

An Old Friend – A Victim – California Rangers – News from Home – Last Looks

CHAPTER XXVIII Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XXIX

Loading for Home – A Surprise – Last of an Old Friend – The Last Hide – A Hard Case – Up Anchor, for Home! – Homeward Bound

CHAPTER XXIX Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XXX

Beginning the Long Return Voyage – A Scare

CHAPTER XXX Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XXXI

Bad Prospects – First Touch of Cape Horn – Icebergs – Temperance Ships – Lying-up – Ice – Difficulty on Board – Change of Course – Straits of Magellan

CHAPTER XXXI Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XXXII

Ice Again – A Beautiful Afternoon – Cape Horn – “Land-Ho!” – Heading for Home

CHAPTER XXXII Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER  XXXIII

Cracking on – Progress Homeward – A Pleasant Sunday – A Fine Sight – By-Play

CHAPTER XXXIII Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XXXIV

Narrow Escapes – The Equator – Tropical Squalls – A Thunder Storm

CHAPTER XXXIV Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XXXV

A Double reef-top-sail Breeze – Scurvy – A Friend in Need – Preparing for Port –

The Gulf Stream

CHAPTER XXXV Tour in Google Earth

CHAPTER XXXVI

Soundings – Sights from Home – Boston Harbor – Leaving the Ship

CHAPTER XXXVI Tour in Google Earth

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