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Journals of Captain Edward Baker, 1846–1895

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Jacket of A Proud and Fiery Spirit


Eastern Michigan University

Publisher: The Duxbury Rural and History Society

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Published as A Proud and Fiery Spirit: Journals of Captain Edward Baker, this volume is a selective edition of excerpts from the journals of an American mariner from Crooked Lane and Duxbury, Massachusetts. A farm boy who worked the field of neighbor Daniel Webster, Baker went to sea as a young man, rising to become a ship master, making 21 voyages at the height of the Clipper era. An account of life in a rural seaside village in 19th century America.

Complete in one volume.

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