Published in 1900, this engaging guidebook was written for anyone interested in going to sea or simply curious about the work of sailors. Drawing on his own experience and extensive research, the author outlines the duties, qualifications, and responsibilities of various members of the ship’s company, creating an evocative portrait of a sailor’s life.
About the Author
Frank Thomas Bullen (1857-1915) was a British writer and lecturer whose stirring stories of high-sea adventure were based on his own youthful experiences as a crew member and mate aboard a succession of merchant ships. Among his best-known novels are The Cruise of the Cachalot (1897), Idylls of the Sea (1899), and The Call of the Deep (1907).