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Hardcover A Whaling Captain's Daughter: The Diary of Laura Jernegan, 1868-1871 Book

ISBN: 0736803467

ISBN13: 9780736803465

A Whaling Captain's Daughter: The Diary of Laura Jernegan, 1868-1871

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The diary of Laura Jernegan, a young girl who traveled with her family on her father's whaling ship in the 1860s who records her schooling, dangerous whale hunts, and the activities of her baby brother. Includes activities and a timeline related to this era.

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An Inside Look at Whaling From a Little Girl's Eye.

I was so amazed at the writing ability and language skills of a very young child. Laura Jernegan's account of her three years aboard a whaling vessel kept me reading. I couldn't put it down! Nestled among her diary notes was useful and interesting information regarding the capture of whales, equipment used, and the manufacture of whale and sperm oil aboard the ship. Equally as interesting was her acount of what the family had to eat,the weather, and playtime activities of her brother and herself. I can't wait to read the other eleven books in the set!
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