CAPTAIN NASH DECOST AND THE LIVERPOOL PACKETS.

Sawtell, Clement Cleveland.


£30.00




Marine Historical Assoc., Mystic, 1st.ed., 1955. 98 pp., photo-ills, facsimiles, etc. P.c., 25 x 18cm. Head of spine a little worn o/w V.G. Bookplate of Richard J. Reynolds, Sapelo Island, Georgia. Captain Nash DeCost was an American shipmaster in the days of the Western Ocean sailing packets out of Boston, New York and other American East Coast ports, bound away for Liverpool from around 1800 to 1840. Captain Nash DeCost was born in 1783 and by 1803 he had become master and part-owner of the ship JOSEPH. He married in 1805 and, as was often the custom in those days, he took his bride to sea, in the ship AVERICK, just launched at Westport. In Liverpool his bride bought a handsome Liverpool ware pitcher with a picture of her husband's ship which is preserved in America today. Illustrated with photographs and facsimiles. Includes voyages of EUPHRATES (1809-1818) & CORTES (1821-1826).


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