iew with Captain Hinckley, who though well nigh a nonagenarian, is still actively engaged in the insurance business in Boston, and who followed the seas for several years after the loss of the Living Age. His voyages were to St. John, N. B.; London; Antwerp; Gibraltar; Malaga; and to Batavia, Java, the latter with a cargo of ice for Frederick Tudor.
It is somewhat remarkable that these were also made in four Medford-built vessels, the Cygnet, Horsburgh, Vancouver, and /osiah Quincy. The N. B. Palmer, in which he returned after the wreck of the Living Age was not here built.
Captain Hinckley modestly disclaims the title, and says it was hard to say no to the offer of the ship owners of a captain's position, pay and privilege, having served thus temporarily in those his youthful days.
But the title has clung and effort to shake it off has been unavailing.
He tells us that the owners of the Living Age lost two other ships in that same fateful Pratas Shoal, and that remains of on