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Four Months in a Sneak-Box by Nathaniel H. Bishop

Book Name:
Four Months in a Sneak-Box
Book info:
Four Months in a Sneak-Box Four Months in a Sneak-Box A Boat Voyage of 2600 Miles Down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and Along the Gulf of Mexico Nathaniel H. Bishop by Nathaniel H. Bishop
Book Size:
75,784 / 220 pg
Mnybks.net:
1088
Publisher:
Date of Addition:
1879
Copyright Date:
1879
Copyrighted By:
Nathaniel H. Bishop from
Adult content:
No
Language:
English
Categories:
Biography, Nautical, Adventure
Grade Levels:
CT
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Admin
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ned to the present day.

Since Captain Seaman built his "Devil's Coffin," forty years ago, the model has been improved by various builders, until it is believed that it has almost attained perfection. The boat has no sheer, and sets low in the water. This lack of sheer is supplied by a light canvas apron which is tacked to the deck, and presents, when stretched upward by a stick two feet in length, a convex surface to a head sea. The water which breaks upon the deck, forward of the cockpit, is turned off at the sides of the boat in almost the same manner as a snow-plough clears a railroad track of snow. The apron also protects the head and shoulders of the rower from cold head winds.

The first sneak-box built by Captain Seaman had a piece of canvas stretched upon an oaken hoop, so fastened to the deck that when a head sea struck the bow, the hoop and canvas were forced upward so as to throw the water off its sides, thus effectually preventing its ingress into the hold of the craft. The improved apron ori

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