Britain traded with many nations throughout history, and the bulk of that trade was by sea. Their merchant seafarers formed a mighty force which was large throughout the 19th century and reached its peak in the 1960s. Though seemingly one body, it comprised many individual companies, each with its own traditions and identity. This book is a celebration of this and an attempt at chronicling these characteristics that give the industry both corporate identity and an element of individuality. The rapid diminution of the British-flagged fleet in recent years has all but extinguished this structure, and those who had intimate experience of it are now aging and their memories fading. It is disappointing that so little of this story has been recorded and this book will, at least in part, make up for this omission.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Ocean Wave (4 Sea Adventures: A Shipwreckollection + The Captain of “The Camel” + The Man Overboard + A Cargo of Cat)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This ebook is from the Complete works of master storyteller Ambrose Bierce. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce". Contents : 1.A Shipwreckollection 2.The Captain of “The Camel” 3.The Man Overboard 4.A Cargo of Cat