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Sea Captains: San Francisco 1800s

Captain Poulsen

June 4, 1899, San Francisco Call

Captain Poulsen, one the best known mariners on the Pacific Coast, died in Seattle yesterday of typhoid fever. He was formerly master of the brig Geneva, and was for years in the employ of Matthew Turner, the shipbuilder.

A short time ago he was appointed master of the barkentine C. K. Crocker, and went north to assume command. He was only a few hours in Seattle when he was taken sick.

The Sea Chart

The Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational ChartsThe Sea Chart.
The Sea Chart.The Sea Chart.John Blake
The sea chart was one of the key tools by which ships of trade, transport and conquest navigated their course across the oceans. John Blake looks at the history and development of the chart and the related nautical map, in both scientific and aesthetic terms, as a means of safe and accurate seaborne navigation. This handsome work contains 150 color illustrations including the earliest charts of the Mediterranean made by thirteenth-century Italian merchant adventurers, as well as eighteenth-century charts that became strategic naval and commercial requirements and led to Cook's voyages in the Pacific, the search for the Northwest Passage, and races to the Arctic and Antarctic.

 
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