Assorted newspaper clippings, images and "The Adventures of Captain Howard Blackburn..." serialised in three parts in
by [Blackburn, Captain Howard]
np, 1933. Assorted newspaper clippings, images and "The Adventures of Captain Howard Blackburn..." serialised in three parts in Yachting magazine (May-August, 1929) all laid down onto 8 leaves. 4to. Original red cloth, spine gilt, extremities slightly rubbed. Assorted newspaper clippings, images and "The Adventures of Captain Howard Blackburn..." serialised in three parts in Yachting magazine (May-August, 1929) all laid down onto 8 leaves. 4to. This album was compiled and presented as a gift from father to son. The inscription on the first leaf reads: "Dear Bill - Courage is a fine quality, find it for yourself. This man had it and modesty also - Dad. 2/9/33" Born in Nova Scotia in 1859 Blackburn moved to Gloucester Massachusetts in 1877. He soon found work as a fisherman and remained in Gloucester for the rest of his life. He is best know for two voyages. The first in 1883 on the schooner Grace L. Fears. He and a crew mate were separated from the ship in a storm and after five days at sea in their banks dory, he landed ashore at Newfoundland. His crew mate died on the voyage and Blackburn's hands froze, resulting in the loss of his fingers. Twenty-two years later, his second voyage to acheive fame was a solo-crossing of the Atlantic. Although the first solo-cirmcumnavigation was completed in 1898, Blackburn set out from Gloucester and arrived in England 62 days later - no small feat for a chap without fingers.
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