and who followed the seas for several years after the loss of the Living Age
. His voyages were to St. John, N. B.
; and to Batavia
, 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.
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 one there wrecked before
the Living Age
and another just after
were there during their stay of thirty-five days ere their rescue therefrom.
We deem ourselves fortunate in thus, after the lapse of sixty-three years, gaining this information from, and interview with, one who can truly say “all of which I saw and part of which I was” ; also of being able to thus preserve the same, as we have many other incidents, by the Register.