Eighty Years Ashore and Afloat, or, The Thrilling Adventures of Uncle Jethro: E…


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Experiences of Jethro Ripley, mainly in the Atlantic coast trade, but including an account of a whaling voyage around Cape Horn. The narrative is in the first person and is a vivid account of the seafaring life in the 1800's. Published in 1873. (Summary by PhyllisV) (7 hr 47 min)

Chapters

Introductory 3:19 Read by PhyllisV
His Early History 8:36 Read by PhyllisV
His First Trip from Home 8:34 Read by PhyllisV
Another Trip to Connecticut 11:53 Read by PhyllisV
A Cruise to Labrador 10:04 Read by PhyllisV
Second Voyage to the Straits 10:33 Read by PhyllisV
Shipwreck of the Elinor 7:05 Read by PhyllisV
A Fishery of Olden Times Described 17:17 Read by PhyllisV
Fishing Voyage and Bad Rum 8:54 Read by PhyllisV
A Cruise of the Coasting Sloop Eastern Trader 8:13 Read by PhyllisV
Uncle Jethro Forms the Acquaintance of his Future Bride 5:28 Read by PhyllisV
Capture of the Whaler Mary Ann, by an English Man-of-War 5:35 Read by PhyllisV
Almost a Hero 7:44 Read by PhyllisV
First Voyage in a Square Rigger 4:12 Read by PhyllisV
A Tyrant in Command 40:19 Read by PhyllisV
On the Home Stretch 22:33 Read by PhyllisV
A Trip to New Haven 10:59 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 18 Whaling Voyage of the Ship Apollo Part I 39:02 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 18 Whaling Voyage of the Ship Apollo Part II 42:38 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 18 Whaling Voyage of the Ship Apollo Part III 39:47 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 19 Uncle Jethro goes Coasting Part I 29:18 Read by PhyllisV
Uncle Jethro Next Goes Coasting Part II 21:42 Read by PhyllisV
A Snake in the Grass 11:24 Read by PhyllisV
Uncle Jethro in Command of the Fair Lady 4:13 Read by PhyllisV
A Wrecking Expedition to the Devil's Bridge 5:41 Read by PhyllisV
A West Indiaman on the South Beach 7:04 Read by PhyllisV
Uncle Jethro Makes a Harbor at Port Sanders and Forms the Acquaintance of a Wan… 10:08 Read by PhyllisV
A Cruise to the Sunny South 34:44 Read by PhyllisV
A Voyage to Labrador in Sloop Hero 16:59 Read by PhyllisV
One of the Voyages of Forty Years Ago 11:20 Read by PhyllisV
The Conclusion 2:06 Read by PhyllisV