Catalog: Fore and Aft

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Fore and Aft
A story of actual sea life
by Robert B. Dixon
Foreword by Captain Geoffrey Jones

Paperback, 208 pages
ISBN 978-0-9795949-6-0

A seagoing narrative in the tradition of Richard Henry Dana's classic Two-Years Before the Mast
Robert B. Dixon was eighteen and right out of private school when he set out on the brig Elizabeth from the port of New York
on what would be a fourteen month voyage.  Between October 1875 and December 1876, the Elizabeth, with a crew of eight,
carried railroad supplies to Vera Cruz, Mexico; a load of mahogany to France; then loaded coal in Cardiff, Wales bound for Mexico;
and, then shipped a load of assorted lumber products to Boston.

During the course of the voyage, which he likens to that taken by Richard Henry Dana, forty years prior, Dixon rose to first mate.
Like Dana, Dixon later attended Harvard College.  He went on to become a physician in Boston



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