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Identifier: tragedyofseasors01ellm
Title: The tragedy of the seas; or, Sorrow on the ocean, lake, and river, from shipwreck, plague, fire and famine
Year: 1848 (1840s)
Authors: Ellms, Charles
Subjects: Shipwrecks
Publisher: Philadelphia, W. A. Leary: Boston, W. J. Reynolds & co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress


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hem to pieces, assoon as the novelty was over. 151 THE WRECK OF THE SHIP MENTOR. There was little like division of labor, though personsremarked for particular skill in some handicraft, as the build-ing of canoes, would sometimes get the name of sennup, ormaster-workman. When a hut was to be built, the meetingof neighbors, to join their forces in putting together the frame,under his direction, was not unlike an old-fashioned NewEngland raising; and their civility was acknowledged in likemanner, by the provision of a repast of cocoa-nuts. In such a place, time has not very many uses. Eating,sleeping, fishing, lounging, and a mutual examination of thehead, for the most part, make up the variety on Lord NorthsIsland. We now conclude, by stating that the United Statessloop-of-war Vincennes subsequently visited the PelewIslands, and took on board the seamen, who were left ashostages. The Vincennes also found the Pelew chief, Ko-bac, alive on Lord Norths Island, and conveyed him to hishome.

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m DR. MADDENS NARRATIVE OF THE NOBLE CONDUCT OF CAPTAIN COLLINS, OF THE PACKET SHIP ROSCIUS, OF NEW YORK, In rescuing the Officers and Crew of the EnglishShip Scotia; which was water-logged in theAtlantic Ocean, December, 1839. E insert a narrative like the followingwith the greatest pleasure: such anact is alike honorable to Captain Col-lins and to his country. The circum-stances of this case presented verygreat difficulties, and furnished whatsome men might have deemed veryplausible excuses for giving over the attempt to rescuethe persons on board the Scotia; but, we trust in heaven,they did not produce a moments hesitation in the mindof Captain Collins. Well and nobly did the gallantsailor do his duty, and so will he always. It is not inhis character to do otherwise. May he never need suchsuccor ; but if it should be his lot, may he find as gloriousa fellow as himself to render it! We could not wish him abetter. Fifth of December, P. M. Fell in with the wreck of theScotia, bound fr


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