Archive Results For: Pacific

The “Keying”

By H.H. Brindley

In 1848, a large Chinese junk arrived in the Thames, brought there from Hong Kong via New York   She was exhibited to large audiences. Pamphlets and medals were produced. Keying was the name of the Canton Commissioner. Her sea-kindly hull was 160ft long, 33ft wide, 16ft hold depth, 750 tons burthen and contained fifteen compartments, […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Indian Ocean | Pacific
Subjects include: Art & Music | Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

The Trial and Death of Thomas Doughty

By Gregory Robinson

Robinson makes it very clear he is no fan of Sir Francis Drake and that in his view he was not only elevated to the level of a national hero but also to virtually a saint. With the Reformation banning saints and relics substitutes were needed and Drake fulfilled the role. Robinson then deals in […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | Francis Drake | Indian Ocean | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

Drake and his Detractors Part III

By Geoffrey Callender

In this third paper, the author considers the process of Doughty’s trial. Although Doughty pleaded guilty to the charges, he offered in his defence (or mitigation), the fact that he had supported Drake, found him influential friends at Court, and planned and financed the voyage. Drake was able to produce counter-evidence, and the jury, finding […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | Francis Drake | Mutiny & Discipline | Indian Ocean | Pacific
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

Drake and his Detractors Part II

By Geoffrey Callender

In the second of this series the author considers another of Drake’s detractors, John Cooke. Drake’s crews included a significant number of young noblemen to prepare them for naval command, and Cooke was one of these. Cooke’s account of Drakes voyage only records the first, fractious section as his ship, Elizabeth, turned back after the […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | Francis Drake | Mutiny & Discipline | Indian Ocean | Pacific
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

Sea Power and the Winning of British Columbia

By J. Holland Rose, Litt. D.

Nootka Sound was first ‘discovered’ by a Spaniard, Perez, but James Cook was the first to undertake a full survey in 1778. He was followed by a few British traders buying furs from the ‘Indians’ and selling to China, who created the first foothold at Fort St George. This settlement was challenged by the Spanish, […] Read More

Filed under: James Cook | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

Drake and His Detractors Part I

By Geoffrey Callender

This paper is a response to Robinson’s ‘A Forgotten Life of Francis Drake’ in MM 1921/1, particularly the criticism of its author, and the execution of Thomas Doughty on a number of charges including theft from a prize and brutality. He suggests that the criticism of Drake is based only on the evidence of two […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | Francis Drake | Mutiny & Discipline | Indian Ocean | Pacific
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

Whaling Relics

By T. Sheppard

One of many interesting series of relics of the old whaling days consists of the carved pieces of whalebone and ivory which were made by the whalers to while away their long weary weeks in the ice-fields. For this purpose pieces of the jaws of whales, teeth of the sperm whale, and the tusks of […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Whaling & Fishing

Notes on the Boats of Siberia Part V

By H.H. Brindley

This article, the fifth and last of a series, covers “Coasting vessels of European origin”. The author lists two- and three-masted boats observed by travellers to northern Russia, as well as the vessels built locally for explorers such as Bering and Billings. The piece also includes a discussion of the Russian names of various types […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific | Arctic
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft

Notes on the Boats of Siberia Part II

By H.H. Brindley

Bogoras and Jochelson state that the Yakuts, Yukaghirs (a Palaeo-Siberian people of the Arctic coast between the lower Yana and Kolyma Rivers), and the Kamchadals no longer build skin-boats. It is stated that the Yakuts and Yukaghirs often used the wooden parts of their sledges combined with tent-skins for crossing rivers, a practice which may […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific | Arctic | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Leisure & Small Craft | Ship Models & Figureheads | Whaling & Fishing

Notes on the Boats of Siberia Part I

By H.H. Brindley

A Tungus bark canoe seen by Nansen at Khaborovsk, on the Lower Amur, attracted his attention by its “shapely lines,” which are “an example of how· superior to other Siberian peoples in their sense of elegant forms is this ancient and widely diffused race”. In any reference to Tungus boats, it is important to bear […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific | Arctic | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Leisure & Small Craft | Ship Models & Figureheads | Whaling & Fishing

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