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Shanghaied out of Frisco in the Nineties by Hiram P Bailey – part 4

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Three more chapters from Shanghiaed out of Frisco in the Nineties. This time, religious material in the lazaret; a trip ashore; and a sea possum. ‘To practise this black art of tarring, one hand clutches the jackrail; the other … Continue reading

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Shanghaied out of Frisco in the Nineties by Hiram P Bailey – part 1

[ad#intheboatshed-post] ‘It is to be understood that the author is not a sailor, but merely a civil engineer Shanghaied as one.’ The winter holiday season shouldn’t be all work, so I’ve decided to put up some cracking reading – the … Continue reading

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