Susan Wilkinson Other books by Susan Wilkinson
"He made a rush at the Mate, swearing he would do for him, and struck him a sharp blow on the left eyebrow and felled him. The Mate called out, "He has struck me with something!" An inch lower would have caused the Mate the loss of his eye." Insubordination, desertions, drunkenness, crews "shanghaied", violent lunatics clapped in irons, men falling overboard in stormy seas, death from yellow fever or cholera - such was life on Mimosa on her voyages to China, South America and new Calabar in West Africa. As well as the log of Mimosa's legendary voyage to Patagonia in 1865, all the existing logs of her other voyages are published here for the first time, with crew lists and names of her various masters.