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The Captain’s Best Mate

The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856–1860

Mary Chipman Lawrence

The diary of a wife who, with their five-year old daughter, accompanied her husband on a three-and-a-half year whaling voyage.

Paper: $24.95 | E-book: $19.99
ISBN-13: 9780874513660
Pages: 340 | Size: 6 in. x 9 in.
Date Published: April 1, 1986
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“I doubt if any woman ever wrote a diary of her voyage in better style or more interestingly.”

Bradford Swan, Providence Journal

Reviews

  • Mary Chipman Lawrence wasn’t the first wife who ever accompanied her husband on a whaling voyage, nor was she the last, but I doubt if any woman ever wrote a diary of her voyage in better style or more interestingly.

    Bradford Swan
    Providence Journal

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